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US Memorials & Monuments in Washington, DC

Memorials and monuments are synomous with Washington, DC. Here you will find a list of many of the monuments and memorials you will want to see during your visit.

Iwo Jima - Nederlands Carillon
One thing Washington is known for is its large collection of war memorials. One of the most iconic is Iwo Jima, which is technically called the United States Marine Corps War Memorial. It sits just a few yards from the Netherlands Carillon, making a visit to the site pretty enjoyable.

Frederick Douglass House
Frederick Douglass, the famous abolitionist and orator, spent the last 17 years of his life living in a house in Washington called Cedar Hill. The home that he lived in with his children and first and second wives is off the beaten path of most major Washington attractions but it’s well worth a visit.

U.S. Air Force Memorial
The U.S. Air Force Memorial is a tribute to the men and women who have died in combat while serving in the Air Force. The Arlington, Va., memorial is three large spires reaching skyward. The memorial also offers a beautiful view of the Washington landscape.

George Washington Masonic Memorial
It’s hard to miss the George Washington Masonic Memorial when flying into Washington. It’s often mistaken for the region’s other tall structure - the Washington Monument. But it’s actually a tribute to George Washington’s life as a Freemason. And it’s not in Washington but in Alexandria, Va. (The Freemasonry, by the way, is a fraternity started...

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is a great place to learn history and see one of Washington's newest memorials.

Presidential Memorials & Monuments in Washington, DC
Washington, DC has a number of memorials and monuments dedicated to the Presidents of the United States. Many are, like the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, are some of the most recognizable sights in Washington, DC. To follow is a complete list.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial To Open
Washington welcomes a new memorial to its collection this month. This one will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA is a cemetery that gets a lot of foot traffic. Arlington National Cemetery is a stop on many sightseeing tours and hallow ground to honor America's soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC
Vietnam Veterans Memorial pays tribute to those veterans who served in the Vietnam War. Visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC in the evening is especially beautiful.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC is a presidential memorial dedicated to the third president of the United States.

Washington Monument in Washington DC
The Washington Monument in Washington, DC is the tallest structure in Washington, D.C. At just over 555 feet high it is one of the most visited sights in DC.

Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC- A Tribute to Abraham Lincoln
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC was created to honor the 16th president of the United States. Visitors can access this guide to plan their visit to the memorial.

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is located along the Tidal Basin and is one of the newer memorials honoring a US President. FDR has the distinction of serving the US for 12 years.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
Washington, DC is filled with memorials honoring US presidents. The sites chosen and memorials created vary from president to president. The LBJ Memorial Grove is located near the Pentagon and Arlington Memorial Cemetery.

Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, DC
Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, DC is 88 acres of wilderness dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt. A memorial on the island pays tribute to Theodore Roosevelt.

The US Navy Memorial in Washington, DC
The US Navy Memorial in Washington, DC was dedicated on October 13, 1987. Along with the Naval Heritage Center where visitors can get a healthy dose of maritime history, the US Navy Memorial comprises the Memorial Plaza which honors America’s sailors

Albert Einstein Memorial at the National Academy of the Sciences in DC
The Albert Einstein Memorial located at the National Academy of the Sciences is one memorial that kids of all ages will enjoy.

DC’s Newest National Monument: President Lincoln's Cottage
President Lincoln's Cottage was designated a US monument in 2000 by President Clinton. After a $15 million restoration and renovation, this historic site is opening its doors to the public.

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