Fairfax County The Guide

Federal Parks


Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
400 W. Basin Drive SW
(West Potomac Park, between Lincoln and Jefferson memorials)
Washington, DC, 20024
202-426-6841
Web site: www.nps.gov/fdrm

Open 24 hours daily, staffed 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Free. The approximately seven-acre outdoor memorial has four galleries, each representing a term in Franklin Roosevelt's presidency.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
400 W. Basin Drive SW
(West Potomac Park, between Lincoln and Jefferson memorials)
Washington, DC, 20024
202-426-6841
Web site: www.nps.gov/fdrm

Open 24 hours daily, staffed 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Free. The approximately seven-acre outdoor memorial has four galleries, each representing a term in Franklin Roosevelt's presidency.

Jefferson Memorial
701 E. Basin Drive SW
(South bank of the Tidal Basin)
Washington, D.C.,
202-426-6841
Web site: www.nps.gov/thje

Open 24 hours daily, staffed 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Free.

Jefferson Memorial
701 E. Basin Drive SW
(South bank of the Tidal Basin)
Washington, D.C.,
202-426-6841
Web site: www.nps.gov/thje

Open 24 hours daily, staffed 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Free.

Korean War Veterans Memorial
10 Daniel French Drive SW
Washington, D.C., 20024
202-426-6841
Web site: www.nps.gov/kwvm

Open 24 hours daily, staffed 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. This memorial consists of 19 larger-than-life statues of soldiers representing each branch of the armed forces. Their images are reflected in a 164-foot-long wall bearing the message, inlaid in silver, "Freedom Is Not Free."

Lincoln Memorial
2 Lincoln Memorial Cir.
Washington, DC, 20024
202-426-6841
Web site: www.nps.gov/linc

Open 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily. Free.

Lincoln Memorial
2 Lincoln Memorial Cir.
Washington, DC, 20024
202-426-6841
Web site: www.nps.gov/linc

Open 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily. Free.

National World War II Memorial
17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence avenues
Washington, D.C.,
800-639-4992 National Park Service: 202-426-6841
Web site: www.wwiimemorial.com+www.nps.gov/nwwm

The memorial sits on 7.4 acres, with a ceremonial entrance on 17th Street NW. Two 43-foot arches to the north and south represent the war's Atlantic and Pacific theaters. Fifty-six pillars represent the U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia at the time of the war. Each pillar is adorned with two sculpted bronze wreaths. Hours: open 24 hours daily.

National World War II Memorial
17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence avenues
Washington, D.C.,
800-639-4992 National Park Service: 202-426-6841
Web site: www.wwiimemorial.com+www.nps.gov/nwwm

The memorial sits on 7.4 acres, with a ceremonial entrance on 17th Street NW. Two 43-foot arches to the north and south represent the war's Atlantic and Pacific theaters. Fifty-six pillars represent the U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia at the time of the war. Each pillar is adorned with two sculpted bronze wreaths. Hours: open 24 hours daily.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
23rd Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.,
Operations: 202-634-1568 Visitor information: 202-426-6841
Web site: www.nps.gov/vive

The memorial consists of three sections: the Memorial Wall, the Three Servicemen Statue and Flagpole, and the Vietnam Women's Memorial. Free. Open 24 hours, staffed 8 a.m.-11:45 p.m.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
23rd Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.,
Operations: 202-634-1568 Visitor information: 202-426-6841
Web site: www.nps.gov/vive

The memorial consists of three sections: the Memorial Wall, the Three Servicemen Statue and Flagpole, and the Vietnam Women's Memorial. Free. Open 24 hours, staffed 8 a.m.-11:45 p.m.

Washington Monument
15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.,
202-426-6841
Web site: www.nps.gov/wamo

This 555-foot-high obelisk offers stunning views of the capital city. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Reservations may be made by contacting 800-967-2283 or reservations.nps.gov, where there is a service charge of $1.50 per ticket, plus a 50-cent handling charge per order. Free tickets are distributed for that day's visit at the kiosk on the Washington Monument grounds at 15th Street and Madison Drive on a first-come, first-served basis. The ticket kiosk is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Washington Monument
15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.,
202-426-6841
Web site: www.nps.gov/wamo

This 555-foot-high obelisk offers stunning views of the capital city. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Reservations may be made by contacting 800-967-2283 or reservations.nps.gov, where there is a service charge of $1.50 per ticket, plus a 50-cent handling charge per order. Free tickets are distributed for that day's visit at the kiosk on the Washington Monument grounds at 15th Street and Madison Drive on a first-come, first-served basis. The ticket kiosk is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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