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.

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Courtney was born and raised in Louisiana where she met her husband (married in 2005). They have moved several times, but finally feel very settled in NW DC after moving back in 2016. She has four energetic kids: Cormac (2010), Evangeline (2013), Solomon (2016), and Antoinette (2019). She thinks motherhood is absolutely wonderful, but is constantly trying to figure out how to manage it all. She spends her days talking Star Wars, playing with legos, doing crafts, having tea parties, and chasing her toddler. Motherhood is wonderful and wild and in 2017 she banded together with other mothers to start DC Area Moms to inspire, learn, and grow together. She loves morning coffee, chocolate, chatting with people since she's an extrovert, a clean house (which is rare these days). She dislikes when her kids don't listen the first time, she abhors littering, and doesn't enjoy shopping.