The Mall

Highly recommended
The Mall serves as the cultural heart of the capital and a political forum for the nation. Its imposing buildings and broad vistas underscore Washington's reputation as "the City Beautiful". The broad greensward extends west from the Capitol to the Washington Monument, and is home to many of the nation's revered memorials and excellent public museums. Traditionally a rallying point for political demonstrations, the Mall also hosts major national events such as the annual Independence Day celebration.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery
An unmistakable architectural statement
120 minutes
« The Castle »
« The Castle »
The turreted red sandstone "castle" on
15 minutes
National Air and Space Museum
National Air and Space Museum
From Icarus' ill-fated flight to the far
120 minutes
National Archives
National Archives
This Classical Revival "temple" just off
15 minutes
National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
Originally located in a row of Capitol
120 minutes
National Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History,
120 minutes
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« The Castle »
« The Castle »
The turreted red sandstone "castle" on
15 minutes
National Archives
National Archives
This Classical Revival "temple" just off
15 minutes
Smithsonian Quadrangle
Smithsonian Quadrangle
Topped by a street-level garden, this
30 minutes
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