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National Mall

Closes in 11 min: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
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Greatest place in DC to take a break. The amount of food vendors makes the mall a great place to take a break. Kids can freely run around and keep them In sight. It’s also a great place to transition from being inside all day...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Avakelly
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited during the government shutdown, so there weren't a lot of people there. It was easy to stroll from one end to another and take our time to see what we wanted to see. In some ways, it's smaller than I expected. Yet, when...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 2017Queen
Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite the advice, we ended up walking the whole distance of the National Mall. Due to the shutdown, we didn't have a lot of places to go, such as the museums, so we saw the Washington monument and Lincoln memorial along the walk. Interesting place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alaa A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a delightful way to see this city. Start at one end and take plenty of time to absorb all as you walk the length. So much beauty to see The lungs of this lovely city

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DinahGO
Reviewed 6 days ago

The monuments and buildings are all so close you get to see them all in under an hour. At the time I visited there were also Anti- Trump protests but they were all managed very well by the security they didnt get in the way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ntungwerishocolman
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great to see this stretching out from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. We were lucky to have fine bright weather albeit pretty cold to walk the full length all the way to Congress.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was around the National Mall that we spent nearly all our time when we visited Washington DC. It is all there within walking distance : the most iconic museums, galleries and memorials in the USA. Whether your interest is in history, art, science or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DirkW107
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place to walk the extra mile. All monuments and memorials on American history can be visited on foot. It will take a few days when the museum's are to be visited as well. We could not do that due to the shutdown but the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank josenjannie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a blast for the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions Rally for the Caps! Was a sea of red, and was a sight to remember

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cowanfamily11
Reviewed 1 week ago

A national treasure. This place is huge. Bring good walking shoes because you'll need them. There is a very convenient stop made by the public transit system that lets you out at the Smithsonian stop if you are staying out of the downtown DC area...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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7 December 2018|
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Response from angiegl_75 | Reviewed this property |
There is metered parking all along the roads adjacent to the mall, and side roads from the mall
11 August 2018|
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Response from 959careyj | Reviewed this property |
All museums are next and across from each other. You could do 2-3 in day but you might miss some stuff!! They are big and you can do lot of different things in each. I think the air and space is a must and American history... More
15 July 2018|
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Response from AndyCworld | Reviewed this property |
I run on the Mall 2-3 times a week, from the Capitol to the Lincoln (essentially the entire length) at all different times from morning to late night. Like most places, dawn and dusk are worse than others since that's just... More