There’s no lack of landmarks in Washington D.C., and a trip to the Nation's Capitol isn't complete without stopping by at least a few. The edifices along the National Mall make up the most iconic collection of historical buildings in the United States.
One of the most famous buildings in the world, the White House serves as home to the President of the United States (you may know that already!).
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
The tallest structure in all of D.C., this 554-foot obelisk forms the centerpiece of D.C.’s monument zone. Visitors can now take an elevator up to the observation deck.
2 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
D.C.’s most elegant landmark, the circular structure with ionic columns encloses a 19-foot bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson. Come springtime, white and pink cherry blossoms frame the scene.
701 East Basin SW
Washington, D.C. 20242
One of the most famous monuments in D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is home to a marble sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and serves as a symbol for unity, strength, and wisdom.
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW
Washington, D.C. 20002
The World War II Memorial recognizes those who served and honors those who fell trying to restore peace and freedom around the globe.
17th St NW
Located between Independence and Constitution Avenues
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is inspired by Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, in which visitors pass through the memorial’s Mountain of Despair as they walk towards the Stone of Hope.
1964 Independence Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
Sitting high on Capitol Hill at the far eastern edge of the Mall, the domed Capitol Building is the seat of the U.S. Congress and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city.
East Capitol St & First St SE
Washington, D.C. 20004
Famous for its cherry blossom trees, many historic monuments surround this man-made body of water that connects the Potomac River to the Washington Channel.
Accessible from the National Mall & Monuments
Here, grave sites of America’s war heroes and presidents, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, serve as a solemn reminder of past American sacrifices.
Across the Potomac River