Posts filed under “Memorials and Monuments in Washington DC”

The Albert Einstein Memorial

A shady grove on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences is home to the Albert Einstein Memorial, which features a 12-ft bronze statue of Albert Einstein. It is located across the street from the National Mall, and within walking distance of the Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials. The statue was dedicated in 1979 to […]

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial pays tribute to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States. It is located along the Tidal Basin near the National Mall between the Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jefferson memorials. President Bill Clinton dedicated the FDR Memorial in 1997. The FDR memorial, which covers some 7.5 acres, […]

The George Mason Memorial

George Mason Memorial The George Mason Memorial, dedication on April 9, 2002, commemorates George Mason. The Memorial is located at the southern tip of the Tidal Basin just east of  the inlet to the Potomac River. The George Mason Memorial features a one-third larger than life-sized statue of Mason sitting on a stone bench with […]

The Japanese Lantern

The Japanese Lantern is a ten-foot-tall granite Japanese lantern located just northwest of the Tidal Basin given by the Governor of Tokyo to the people of the United States as a symbol of friendship and peace between the two nations. The story of how that gift came about dates back to 1854. The Japan and […]

The Japanese Pagoda

Ryozo Hiranuma, Mayor of Yokohama, gave the Japanese Pagoda to the people of the United States in 1957, three years after the Governor of Tokyo made a gift of the Japanese Lantern. Like the Japanese Lantern located nearby, the Japanese Pagoda symbolizes the spirit of friendship between the United States and Japan. The Japanese Pagoda […]

The Jefferson Memorial

The Jefferson Memorial, located on the southeast side of the Tidal Basin, honors Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. The Memorial is surrounded by water and set among the spring-time cherry blossoms of West Potomac Park. It is one of Washington D.C.’s most beautiful and revered memorials. The memorial was dedicated on […]

The John Paul Jones Memorial

  The John Paul Jones Memorial is located just north of the Tidal Basin. It is north of the Tidal Basin Trail Loop, which runs just south of the southern part of the Independence Ave. loop. The Memorial is north of the northern part of the Independence Ave loop. The John Paul Jones Memorial, completed […]

The Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial, located on the National Mall in Washington D.C., is the Nation’s most visited memorial. There were 30 million visitors to the Lincoln Memorial from 2015 to 2018 The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on May 30, 1922 and honors President Abraham Lincoln. Henry Bacon’s design is patterned after the Parthenon in Athens. The […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which opened to the public on August 22, 2011, is near the National Mall, next to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, and between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. There are five major memorials in Washington D.C. that honor individuals: the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, […]