See Monuments and Memorials in the Washington, DC area

The Monuments and Memorial Parks on the National Mall are open 24 hours a day! Most of these Memorials and Museums are outdoors are gorgeous to see early in the morning or later at night. It is also less crowded and cooler (in the summer).

Albert Einstein Memorial ⭐️ Don’t miss this cute, quick photo opportunity right near the Lincoln Memorial. Stand in the center to see if you can find the secret echo!

Arlington Memorial Bridge

FDR Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

LBJ Memorial Grove on the Potomac

Lincoln Memorial ⭐️ 🚽 This is hands down the very best, most majestic memorial in all of DC (in our humble opinion). It’s a must with kids. Walk the stairs, see the reflecting pool, read the speeches to the right and left of Lincoln and admire all the good he did while in office.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Marine Corps War Memorial

National Archives 🏛 (open daily from 10 am – 5:30 pm)

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Navy Memorial

Netherlands Carillon

The Supreme Court ⭐️ (open Monday-Friday 9 am – 4:30 pm)

Theodore Roosevelt Island ⭐️ Get ready to have an epic hike with kids with free parking. Bring plenty of water, stay on the paths, and explore the monument in the very center. There are no restrooms.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Washington Monument ⭐️ 🚽 🏛 The Washington Monument is a sight to behold! It is grand and tickets to the top are free and can be secured daily here. $1 ticket fee per ticket.

World War Two Memorial

🚽 = Restrooms available 🏛 = Indoors ⭐️ = One of our favorites

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We hope you enjoy these one-of-a-kind Memorials and Monuments in and around DC. Check out the most fun things to do with kids with our 101 Best Things to Do with Children in the Washington, DC area! Please tag us in your photos and be sure to follow us on social media on Facebook and Instagram.