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Washington DC Mall History & Sightseeing

The National Mall in Washington DC is home to historic landmarks, world-class museums and famed memorials. Not just home to historic institutions, the National Mall has been home to history. The Mall has been the staging ground for some of America's pivotal events, including Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in March 1963.
In recognition of the National Mall's importance in American history, the site was placed on the list of the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. To learn more about the planning a visit to the National Mall in Washington DC, go to www.nps.gov/mall/planyourvisit/index.htm.

About Washington DC Mall & Attractions -

Washington DC's National Mall is one of the capital city's most popular attractions and home to some of America's most important landmarks. Located in downtown DC, the Mall is a national park under the administration of America's National Park Service. Some of the National Mall's leading attractions include the National Museum of American History, National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, National Museum of Natural History, Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, East & West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art, National Museum of the American Indian, National Air and Space Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Freer Gallery of Art, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
To learn more about the Washington DC Mall and top tourist attractions, visit www.nps.gov/mall/index.htm. Ideally located for experiencing Washington DC, the Colony South Hotel & Conference Center is located just 12 miles away. The Clinton, Maryland hotel offers a wonderful suburban location within easy driving distance to America's capital city and a comforting array of travel amenities designed for military and leisure travelers.
Guests of the Washington DC area hotel are treated to complimentary deluxe breakfast, newly renovated lodging with flat screen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi access, on-site dining, room service, relaxing lounge, full service conference center featuring audio-visual equipment, fitness center, spa, sauna, indoor pool, and complimentary hotel shuttle to the nearby Metro rail station.
Washington DC Mall Area & Nearby Attractions

Washington DC Mall Area & Nearby Attractions -

Although the official boundaries of Washington DC's National Mall stretch from Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues to the north, 14th Street NW on the west side, 1st Street NW on the east side of the mall, and to the south the mall is bordered by Maryland and Independence Avenues, the area commonly known as "the Mall" stretches beyond.
The most famous of the monuments in the greater Mall area is the Washington Monument, but there are many other top attractions just outside the border of the Mall, including Constitution Gardens, Lincoln Memorial, Sylvan Theater, National World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Korean War Veterans Memorial, The Three Soldiers Statue, Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. To view a map of the Washington DC National Mall area and check out a map of attractions, visit www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/upload/NACCmap1.pdf.