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FEATURED WASHINGTON MEMORIALS: for locations see Monuments and Memorials Map or Virtual Tour Map or DC Maps
  1. Arlington Memorial Bridge connects Columbia Island with the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. across the Potomac River. The eastern end of the bridge marks the western edge of the National Mall. The western end continues onto the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
  2. Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, is an American military cemetery established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna Custis Lee, a descendant of Martha Washington. The cemetery is situated directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., near to the location of The Pentagon.
  3. FDR Memorial. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is located near the National Mall, along Cherry Tree Walk. The memorial features four outdoor rooms, each one representing one of his four terms. There is also a 10-foot statue of the former President in a wheelchair. Roosevelt was the 32nd President and came into office during the Great Depression. Address: 1850 W Basin Drive Washington DC USA 20024. Phone: 202 426-6841
  4. Grant Memorial The group of statues at the edge of the Capitol Reflecting Pool is the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial.
  5. Iwo Jima Memorial. The United States Marine Corps War Memorial, better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial depicts one of the most historic battles of World War II, the battle of Iwo Jima. The memorial is dedicated to all marines who have given their lives in battle.
  6. Jefferson Memorial. Thomas Jefferson had many attributes: he was a political philosopher, architect, musician, scientist and primarily the third President of the United States. Honoring the former President's life and his contribution to the United States, a 19-foot bronze statue of Jefferson surrounded by his most famous writings stands as the centerpiece of the memorial. Phone: 202 426-6841
  7. Korean War Veterans Memorial is adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the Korean War Veterans Memorial features a large mural wall with sculpted soldiers and inscribed with the words "Freedom is not Free." The memorial also features photographic images of nurses, chaplains, crew chiefs and other support personnel that took part in the Korean War. Address: Independence Avenue at the Lincoln Memorial Washington DC USA 20024. Phone: 202 426-6841
  8. Lincoln Memorial is located in the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial is a tribute to former President Abraham Lincoln. Designed with a Greek Temple theme, this memorial has 36 Doric columns, each representing a state at the time of Lincoln's death. The north wall features an etched version of Lincoln's second inaugural speech. Address: 23rd Street NW Washington DC 20024-2000. Phone: 202 426-6841
  9. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, in Washington, D.C. honors fallen law enforcement officers. It is located at Judiciary Square (between 4th and 5th Streets NW and D and F Streets, NW) in Washington, DC.
  10. United States Air Force Memorial honors the service of the personnel of the United States Air Force and its predecessors. The Memorial is located in Arlington, Virginia, on the grounds of Fort Myer near The Pentagon, at the intersection of Columbia Pike and South Joyce Street.
  11. United States Marine Corps War Memorial, better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial depicts one of the most historic battles of World War II, the battle of Iwo Jima. The memorial is dedicated to all marines who have given their lives in battle.
  12. Vietnam Veterans Memorial is intended to remember the American military who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War. This was the nation's least popular war. Featured in the memorial is the Wall of names, the Three Servicemen Statue and Flagpole. Also featured is the Vietnam Women's Memorial. Address: Bacon Drive and Constitution Avenue Washington DC. Phone: 202 426-6841
  13. Washington Monument stands in appreciation of George Washington, the first president of the United States. It pays tribute to his role as a leader while the country struggled to gain independence from Great Britain more than 200 years ago. Address: 15th Avenue & Constitution Avenue NW Washington DC USA 20001. Phone: 202 426-6841
  14. World War II Memorial. The National World War II Memorial honors the 16 million Americans who served in WWII and the more than 400,000 that died. The memorial is located on 17th Street, between Constitution and Independence Avenues. It is between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Address: 17th Street & Independence Avenues NW Washington DC USA 20024. Phone: 202 619-7222

OTHER WASHINGTON MEMORIALS
  1. African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation & Museum. Commemorating the involvement of over 208,000 African American soldiers who fought in the Civil War, this museum and memorial is located in the Shaw section of the District. A Spirit of Freedom sculpture is surrounded by the Wall of Honor and the museum features photographs, newspaper articles, replicas of period clothing and an 1834 bill of sale for a young girl in Wilcox County, Alabama. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Address: 1200 U Street NW Washington DC USA 20009. Phone: 202 667-2667
  2. Emancipation Statue consists of a bronze replica of Lincoln with the Emancipation Proclamation in his right hand and his left hand over the head of a liberated slave kneeling at his feet. Interestingly, the statue was built almost entirely with funds donated by former slaves. Address: Lincoln Park (East Captiol St between 11th & 13 Sts. NE) Washington DC USA. Phone: 202 690-5155
  3. Family Tree of Life Statue is located in Rock Creek Park, adjacent to the Carter Barron Amphitheater, the Family Tree of Life Statue is a large monument made from oak by Dennis Stoy, Jr. The statue represents an African-American family and is open daily from 8am to dusk. Address: 16th & Colorado Avenue NW Washington DC USA.
  4. Mary McLeod Bethune Statue & Council House is located in Lincoln Park, the Mary McLeod Bethune Statue commemorates the life of Mary McLeod Bethune and the organization she founded, the National Council of Negro Women. The Bethune Council House was Mary's last Washington, DC residence and the first headquarters of the organization. Address: 1318 Vermont Ave NW Washington DC USA 20005-3607.
  5. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial & Museum has marble walls in Judiciary Square honor all of America's federal, state and local law enforcers. Inscribed on the walls are names of more than 17,000 officers killed in the line of duty. New names are added every May during National Police Week. A museum is currently being constructed that will house a collection of the nation's most significant law enforcement artifacts. A major emphasis will be on educating visitors about the essential role that law enforcement plays in a free society. Address: 400 7th St. NW Washington DC USA 20004. Phone: 202 737-3400
  6. Theodore Roosevelt Island Memorial, Washington DC is a memorial to former president, Theodore Roosevelt, Congress designated a small island in his name. Accessible by footbridge from the parking lot, off the north-bound lane of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, this island includes a memorial plaza with a large statue of Roosevelt, as well as 2 mi (3.2 km) of walking trails. Address: Washington DC. Phone: 703 289-2500
  7. United States Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center Featuring an outdoor memorial to the United States Navy, as well as a Naval Heritage Center that honors the men and women of the U.S. Navy, this popular site also hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Address: 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC USA 20004. Phone: 202 737-2300
  8. Women In Military Service For America Memorial The Women's Memorial is a unique, living memorial honoring all military women - past, present and future - and is the only major national memorial honoring women who have served in our nation's defense during all eras and in all services.It was dedicated October 18, 1997. The Women's Memorial is located at the Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, and is directly across Memorial Bridge from the Lincoln Memorial at the end of Memorial Drive. The Memorial houses an Exhibit Gallery, Hall of Honor, Gift Shop, Theater, Upper Terrace, Court of Valor and, the heart of the Memorial, a computerized Register containing 250,000 women's stories. Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Washington, DC 20042-0560, Phone: 703-533-1155 • Toll Free: 800-222-2294, FAX: 703-931-4208 • E-mail: hq@womensmemorial.org