Washington, DC - National Mall (PDF Chapter)

Washington, DC - National Mall (PDF Chapter)

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This is the National Mall chapter from Lonely Planet’s Washington DC guide-book.

With so many monuments and museums to see (for free!), you could spend your entire trip on the National Mall. Be prepared to walk: the main row of sights, from the Smithsonian museums west to the Lincoln Memorial, is about 2 miles tip to tip.

  • climb the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, staring into Abe’s stony eyes, reading his Gettys-burg Address chiseled in the wall and then standing where Martin Luther King Jr gave his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech
  • maps
  • learn about the diverse African American experience and how it has helped shape the na-tion at the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • transport
  • marvel at the graceful design and technological innovation apparent in the craft that have transported humans into the sky and space at the National Air and Space Museum
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Entertainment, Sports & Activities.

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