The National Mall looking toward the Lincoln Memorial (©NCinDC/Flickr Creative Commons)

(©NCinDC/Flickr, Creative Commons)

National Mall

Planner Pierre L'Enfant's grand landscape from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, with Smithsonians, Washington Monument (access closed until spring 2019; check website for updates), and tributes to World War II, Vietnam veterans, Korean War veterans and Martin Luther King Jr. Free.