Washington, DC is a city of monuments and memorials. We honor the generals, politicians, poets and statesmen who helped shape our great nation. Although the most famous monuments and memorials are on the National Mall, you will find statues and plaques on many street corners around the city. Se Washington, DC's monuments are spread out, it is hard to visit all of them on foot. At busy times, traffic and parking makes it difficult to visit the monuments by car. The best way to see all the monuments is to take a tour. Many of the monuments are open late at night and their illumination makes nighttime a memorable time to visit them.Go ahead and call our Online Bookings Line to charter bus for a special tour around the monuments.
African American civil war memorial museum The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum in Washington, DC honor and examine the African American's heroic struggle for freedom and civil rights.
The monument in Washington, DC is the only national memorial to Colored Troops in the Civil War. The Spirit of Freedom sculpture stands ten feet tall and features uniformed black soldiers and a sailor. The sculpture is surrounded by a Wall of Honor, a memorial listing the names of 209,145 United States Colored Troops (USCT) who served in the Civil War.
Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, serves as a cemetery and a memorial to America's war heroes. More than four million people visit Arlington National Cemetery each year, attending graveside services and special ceremonies to pay tribute to veterans and historical figures.
This is America's largest burial ground with the graves of President John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thur good Marshall, world champion boxer Joe Louis and the Tomb of the Unknowns.
The DC War Memorial, officially named the District of Columbia War Memorial, commemorates the 26,000 citizens of Washington, DC who served in World War I.Inscribed in the base of the memorial are 499 names of Washingtonians who lost their life during World War I. The DC War Memorial was dedicated in 1931 on Armistice Day-the day that marked the official end of the war.
The George Mason Memorial honors contributions of one of our founding fathers. Monument to the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which inspired Thomas Jefferson while drafting the Declaration of Independence. Mason persuaded our forefathers to lude individual rights as a part of the Bill of Rights.
The Iwo Jima Memorial, also known as the U. S. Marine Corps War Memorial, honors the Marines who have died defending the United States se 1775.
The 32-foot-high sculpture of the Iwo Jima Memorial was inspired by a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of one of the most historic battles of World War II. Iwo Jima, a small island located 660 miles south of Tokyo, was the last territory that U.S. troops recaptured from the Japanese during World War II. The Iwo Jima Memorial statue depicts the scene of the flag raising by five Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman that signaled the successful takeover of the island. The capture of Iwo Jima eventually led to the end of the war in 1945.
The figures of the Marines in the Iwo Jima Memorial statue erect a 60-foot bronze flagpole from which a cloth flag flies 24 hours a day. The base of the memorial is made of rough Swedish granite which is inscribed with the names and dates of every pripal member of the U. S. Marine Corps. Also engraved are the words "In honor and in memory of the men of the United States Marine Corps who have given their lives to their country se November 10, 1775.
The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC is a dome-shaped rotunda that honor's our third president, Thomas Jefferson. The memorial is one of the most impressive sites in Washington, DC. A 19-foot bronze statue of Jefferson is surrounded by passages from the Declaration of Independence and Jefferson's other writings.
The Jefferson Memorial is one of the most popular attractions in the nation's captital surrounded by a grove of trees making it especially beautiful during Cherry Blossom season in the spring. From the top steps of the memorial, you can see one of the best views of the White House. During the warmer months of the year,.
he Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC was dedicated in 1995 to 1.5 million American men and women who served in the Korean War. The expansive memorial ludes a group of 19 statues that depict soldiers on patrol facing an American flag. A granite wall has a mural of the faces of 2,400 unnamed soldiers with a reading that states “Freedom is not free.” A Pool of Remembrance honors all soldiers who were killed, wounded or missing in action.
The Loln Memorial occupies a prominent space on the National Mall in Washington, DC and is a tribute to President Abraham Loln, who fought to preserve our nation during the Civil War, from 1861-1865. The Loln Memorial has been the site of many famous speeches and events se its dedication in 1922.
A beautiful structure with seven-foot diameter columns that stretch 44 feet high, architect Henry Bacon designed the Loln Memorial in a style similar to a Greek temple. The structure's 36 columns represent the 36 states in the Union at the time of Loln's death. A 19-foot larger than life-size marble statue of Loln sits in the center of the memorial and the words of the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address are inscribed on the walls.
The memorial, which is currently under construction and is tentatively scheduled to be dedicated in 2011, memorial will honor Dr. King's national and international contributions and vision for all to enjoy a life of freedom, opportunity, and justice. The centerpiece will be the “Stone of Hope”, a 30-foot statue of Dr. King, with a wall that will be inscribed with excerpts of his sermons and public addresses.
he Pentagon Memorial commemorates the 184 lives lost in the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The Memorial encompasses 1.93 acres on the western side of the Pentagon Building adjacent to Route 27 luding a park and gateway that ps approximately two acres with 184 memorial units, each dedicated to an individual victim. The memorial units are benches that are each engraved at the end with the individual's name, hovering above a pool of water that glows with light at night. They are organized by a time line based on the ages of these individuals and placed along age lines parallel with the trajectory of Flight 77, each marking a birth-year, ranging from 1998 to 1930.
George Washington Parkway, Washington DC.
The grove of trees and 15 acres of gardens are a memorial to President Johnson and a part of the Lady Bird Johnson Park, which honors the former first lady's role in beautifying the country's landscape. The Memorial Grove is an ideal setting for picnics and has beautiful views of the Potomac River and the Washington, DC skyline.
This monument honors the service and sacrifice of federal, state and local law enforcers. A marble wall is inscribed with the names of more than 17,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty se the first known death in 1792. A Memorial Fund is campaigning to build the National Law Enforcement Museum underground, beneath the monument. They expect to break ground on this museum in 2008 and open its doors in 2011.
George Washington Memorial Parkway, Washington, DC. A 91-acre wilderness preserve serves as a memorial to the nation's 26th president, honoring his contributions to conservation of public lands for forests, national parks, wildlife and bird refuges, and monuments. The island has 2 1/2 miles of foot trails where you can observe a variety of flora and fauna. A 17-foot bronze statue of Roosevelt stands in the center of the island.
One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, Virginia. This is the newest memorial in the Washington, DC area, completed in September 2006. The memorial honors the millions of men and women who have served in the United States Air Force. Open 24 hours.
The Holocaust Memorial Museum is a memorial to the millions who died during the Nazi regime in Germany during World War II. The museum is located just off of the National Mall in Washington, DC.
The permanent exhibition at the Holocaust Memorial Museum presents a narrative history of the Holocaust, the annihilation of 6 million European Jews By Nazi Germany from 1933 – 1945. The exhibit uses more than 900 artifacts, 70 video monitors, and four theaters showing film footage and eyewitness testimonies of Nazi concentration camp survivors. Images of death and destruction are graphic and this exhibit is NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 11 YEARS OLD.
The Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center in Washington DC honor and commemorate the sailors of the United States Navy. The memorial is an outdoor public plaza and the Heritage Center serves as a place to learn about the history and heritage of the men and women of the sea services.
Adjacent to the memorial, the Naval Heritage Center houses interactive naval exhibits and a movie theater with daily screenings of the award-winning film At Sea and the Discovery Channel's A Day In the Life of the Blue Angels. The Commemorative Plaque Wall is a permanent memorial dedicated to individuals, groups, ships, squadrons, commands, battles or events within the U.S. Sea Services. Also onsite is a Media Resource Center, which provides a library of historical documents on the Navy. The Navy Log room provides a computerized registry to search for Sea Service members and veterans. The Ship's Store sells nautical souvenirs and clothing.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial pays tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War. The memorial is a black granite wall inscribed with the names of 58,209 American's killed or missing in the Vietnam conflict. The veterans names are listed in chronological order of when the casualty occurred and an alphabetical directory helps visitors locate names.
A life size bronze statue depicting three young servicemen is located near the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Nearby is the Vietnam Women's Memorial, a sculpture of two women in uniform tending to the wounds of a male soldier while a third woman kneels nearby. Visitors often leave flowers, medals, letters and photos in front of the memorials. The National Park Service collects these offerings and many are displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
The memorial to George Washington, our nation's first president, took 40 years to complete its original construction due to lack of funds, but was finally dedicated in 1885. It has recently been refurbished to its original splendor. Take the elevator to the top and see a wonderful view of the city.
Constitution Avenue and Henry Bacon Drive, NW. This sculpture depicts three women in the military with a wounded soldier to honor the women who served in the Vietnam War. The sculpture was dedicated in 1993 as part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
This beautiful structure serves as a peaceful place to remember those who served our country during World War II.
The Vietnam Women's Memorial is a sculpture of two women in uniform tending to the wounds of a male soldier while a third woman kneels nearby.