Hear about Nationwide Parks in Washington D.C. and the neighborhood because the Newbie Traveler talks to Erik Smith about monuments, memorials, mansions, battlefields, gardens, and extra.
Erik is closing in on seeing all of the Nationwide Park websites within the decrease 48 states.
Erik says, “the perfect place to begin in Washington D.C. is the Nationwide Mall which is run by the Nationwide Park Service. Whereas there isn’t something that claims nationwide park on the mall clearly there are a bunch of monuments and memorials on this quintessential piece of American geography.”
On the Mall, the nationwide park websites embody such well-known locations because the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the struggle memorials of the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, and WWII. A part of the primary Mall space can be Structure Gardens.
The Washington Monument was briefly the phrase’s tallest constructing and continues to be the world’s tallest monument. In case you look intently, you will notice it has stones with two totally different colours. The road in between marks once they ran out of cash constructing it in 1854. Building didn’t proceed till 22 years later.
Erik recommends visiting the Nationwide Mall at evening when it’s lit up.
Simply off the Mall are the newer memorials to FDR and MLK Jr that are across the identical reflecting pool because the Jefferson Memorial. Throughout the Potomac River is Arlington Nationwide Cemetary. On the grounds of the cemetery is the Arlington Home which is run by the park service. The home used to belong to Robert E. Lee, who married a descendant of Martha Washington.
Within the D.C. space, the park service additionally runs some inexperienced areas like George Washington Memorial Parkway, Theodore Roosevelt Island, Rock Creek Park, Anacostia Park, and Nice Falls. Rock Creek Park has a working grist mill however can be filled with biking and mountain climbing trails. Fort Washington Park is a part of the Civil Conflict defenses of Washington D.C. One among Erik’s favourite inexperienced areas is Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens.
There are just a few websites within the D.C. space devoted to African American historical past. This consists of the historic properties of Frederick Douglas, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Carter G. Woodson. Douglas was one of many best-known abolitionists. McLeod Bethune was the founding father of the Nationwide Council of Negro Girls. Woodson is greatest identified for founding Black Historical past month.
Ford’s Theatre in D.C. is the place Lincoln was shot. The Peterson home the place he died throughout the road can be a part of the park web site.
The opposite performing arts web site that could be a nationwide park within the space is Wolf Entice Nationwide Park for the Performing Arts in close by northern Virginia. Northern Virginia additionally has quite a lot of nationwide battlefield parks from Manassas to Petersburg. George Washington Birthplace Nationwide Monument can be within the space (it’s not Mount Vernon).
Inside a day’s drive from D.C., you’ll find another nationwide parks that we give a nod to as effectively.
There’s a lot to see in Washington D.C. If you’re a fan of historical past or keen to turn into one, then D.C. must be in your bucket record. While you’re there, try a few of these nice nationwide parks.
US Nationwide Parks
Nationwide parks to Discover in DC
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The White Home
Nationwide World Conflict II Memorial
Korean Conflict Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Three Troopers
Vietnam Girls’s Memorial
Nationwide Desert Storm and Desert Defend Memorial
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Arlington Nationwide Cemetery
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Rock Creek Park
Fort Washington Park
Prince William Forest Park
Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
20 African-American historical past locations in Washington, D.C.
Frederick Douglass Nationwide Historic Web site
Mary McLeod Bethune Council Home Nationwide Historic Web site
Carter G. Woodson House Nationwide Historic Web site
Pennsylvania Avenue Nationwide Historic Web site
Wolf Entice Nationwide Park for the Performing Arts
Manassas Nationwide Battlefield Park
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Nationwide Army Park
Richmond Nationwide Battlefield Park
Petersburg Nationwide Battlefield
George Washington Birthplace Nationwide Monument
Colonial Nationwide Historic Park
Shenandoah Nationwide Park
Nationwide Park Passport Stamps
Clara Barton Nationwide Historic Web site
Glen Echo Park
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