Washington, DC - National Mall (PDF Chapter)
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
- 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
- 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
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