Did you know that are more than 160 monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C? One of the best things about living and working in Washington, D.C., is how close you are to the different monuments and memorials. As well as how close the monuments and memorials are to each other. Below are my top monuments and memorials to visit while in Washington, D.C.
- The Washington Monument – Completed in 1885 at one time, this monument was the tallest building/structure in the world. Unfortunately, it lost that distinction a little over a year after it was completed. However, to this day, it is still the tallest freestanding stone structure in the world. It is also the tallest point in Washington, D.C. You can visit the top of the Washington Monument, and there you will have the best view of D.C. There is also a small museum at the top of the monument that tells a bit of the history of the monument’s construction.
- The Lincoln Memorial – Completed in 1922, the Lincoln Memorial is both a local and tourist favorite. It is also where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I have a dream…” speech. Like other memorials and monuments in the National Mall, it is open 24/7. If you go behind the Lincoln memorial during sunset, you will see the best sunset in all of D.C. It is also the perfect place to have lunch and people watch.
- World War I Memorial – This memorial is different than the other ones above in that it is still being completed. However, it is still, in my opinion, one to visit. The memorial will feature a bronze sculpture that will show the story of the soldier and plaques that tell the history behind World War I.
These are my favorite 3 memorials and monuments in Washington, D.C. However, there are plenty of other ones to visit as well. Which one will you see first?
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