National Mall and Memorial ParksWashington, D.C.Visited: July 14, 2006NPS Site Visited: 303 of 353NPS Website
WHAT IS IT?The National Mall is the 146-acre narrow rectangular swath of manicured lands that stretches for two miles from the Lincoln Memorial in the west to the U.S. Capitol in the east.
The National Mall and Memorial Parks is a NPS administrative entity that manages the monuments, memorials and other arbitrarily-assigned park service-y things in the National Mall area.
The National Mall and Memorial Parks is also known as National Capitol Parks-Central. The other umbrella parks in the D.C. area are National Capitol Parks-East and the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
The National Mall, itself, is a must-see attraction. Our official review is on the way. In the meantime, here are links to our reviews on the National Mall and Memorial Parks individual sites:
African American Civil War MEMConstitution GardensFord's Theatre NHSFranklin Delano Roosevelt MEMJohn Ericsson N MEMKorean War Veterans MEMLincoln MEMNational World War II MEMOld Post OfficePennsylvania Avenue NHSThomas Jefferson MemorialU.S. Navy MEMVietnam Veterans MemorialWashington Monument
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