Washington, DC - National Mall (PDF Chapter)

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

History and politics are given architectural life on the National Mall, the center of iconography of the most iconic city in America. This communal space is where Americans come to protest, to rally and to watch presidents get inaugurated.

  • stand where Martin Luther King Jr gave his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech and feel the sweep of history
  • maps
  • touch the moon and gawp at nuclear missiles at the National Air and Space Museum
  • transportation
  • reflect on the sea of names sprawled across the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • restaurants & bars

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

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