Thomas Jefferson Memorial Tour and Visitor Guide

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This is a short guide to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, including tips on parking, public transport as well as a short guided tour.   

 

 


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Guide to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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This post is a guide to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial in Washington, DC, with tips on planning your visit as well as a self-guided walk through.

 

 


INTRODUCTION

This memorial is dedicated to the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

FDR was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of unprecedented economic crisis and world war.

He is also the only US President to have been elected to more than two terms in office.

 

Entrance to FDR Memorial

 

The memorial chronicles FDR’s twelve years in office, from 1933 to 1945, through a series of sections designed to feel like rooms, spread out over 7.5 acres (3 ha).

Each room depicts one of FDR’s Presidential terms and the historical events that took place during that time, through quotes, sculpture, and landscape elements.

The memorial is built from South Dakota granite punctuated by waterfalls, alcoves and flowering Cherry Trees.

The memorial was designed by famed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and was completed in 1997.

There is also a memorial gift shop and book store with a small visitor center.

 


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PLAN YOUR VISIT


Operating Hours

The FDR Memorial is open 24 hours a day and National Park Service Rangers are on duty from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily (except for Christmas Day) to answer questions.

The memorial book shop and gift store is open daily from 9 am until 6 pm.

 

Gift Shop FDR Memorial DC

 

The bookshop is located within a small visitor center, where you could pick up brochures about the memorial, view a memorial map, and see a replica of FDR’s wheelchair.

Rangers also provide interpretive programs every hour on the hour from 10 am to 11 pm.


How to Get Here

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is located on the west shore of the Tidal Basin, at 400 West Basin Drive SW, just south of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (map).  

 

Where is the FDR Memorial in DC

 

Due to its location, you might find it beneficial to also plan to visit other memorials that are adjacent or nearby, such as:

Be sure to read our guide to all memorials and monuments in Washington, DC.


Public Transit 

The nearest Metro subway station is the Smithsonian Metro Station and can be accessed by the BLUE, ORANGE, OR SILVER Metro lines.

You will need to walk for approximately 20 minutes, or 1 mile, to reach the memorial.

We recommend taking advantage of the Circulator Bus’s National Mall route. The Circulator is a free bus option that makes a stop right in front of the FDR Memorial.

Alternatively, if you are considering purchasing a hop-on-hop-off bus ticket, keep in mind that all tours make a stop at the memorial. 


Parking 

Parking can be found along Ohio Drive to the west of the memorial and West Basin Drive to the north. There is a drop-off zone in front of the memorial on West Basin Drive.

Additional parking is located behind the Jefferson Memorial along Ohio Drive in parking lots A, B, and C.

There are a few commercial parking facilities in the area. You can pay online ahead of time for a guaranteed space with Parking Panda.


Accessibility/Bathrooms

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is fully handicap accessible.

There is a vehicular drop-off point on West Basin Drive and wheelchairs can be borrowed from the visitor’s center/bookstore near the entrance.

 

 

There are also Braille captions throughout the memorial. Bathrooms are located behind the visitor’s center and near the south exit of the memorial.


Tours of the FDR Memorial 

  • Guided Tours – The FDR Memorial is a stop on our Tidal Basin Memorials tour and our All in One tour.
  • Ranger Talks – Park Rangers provide free “interpretive programs” upon request when on duty.
  • App – The Park Service also offers a visitor’s app for the National Mall for both Android and iPhone.

In addition to our tours of DC’s Memorials and Moneument, we offer many more tours.

 

 


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FDR MEMORIAL DESIGN EXPLAINED

Before we start the walk-through, there are a few important design features that are important to understanding the memorial.

First, keeping in mind FDR’s own physical impairments, the memorial’s head designer, Lawerence Halprin, who himself was physically impaired, strongly considered accessibility in the design of the memorial. Roosevelt in a wheelchair

FDR was stricken with polio at age 39 and lost the use of his legs; he was wheelchair bound for his entire presidency.

The memorial was the first to be built wheelchair accessible and includes a system of low ramps, tactile reliefs, and Braille writing.

Second, there are a number of symbolic water features that change in size and volume as you move through the memorial.

The waterfalls are intended to symbolize the increasing tumultuousness surrounding FDR’s presidency, marked by the Great Depression, World War II, and Roosevelt’s death in 1945. The use of water was symbolic and each room has a different water feature.

Third, the stone walls also reflect these historical changes, becoming more rough-hewn as visitors move through FDR’s four terms.

Fourth, the memorial includes sculptures depicting notable imagery during FDR’s presidency, such as a bread line and fireside chat.

There is also a sculpture of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt honoring her dedication to the United Nations, making the FDR Memorial the only Presidential memorial to include the First Lady.

Finally, the memorial features 21 quotes carved into stone recounting passages from FDR’s most notable speeches and writings.

As you move from room to room, note the inscriptions on the ground marking the transition from one Presidential term to the next. 

 


Prologue Room

To enter the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, begin at the visitor’s center on the north side off of West Basin Drive.

With the visitor’s center on your left, you are standing in the Prologue Room. The Prologue Room was added to the memorial in 2001 to accommodate the statue to your right.

 

FDR Wheelchair Statue

 

This life-sized depiction of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his wheelchair was the result of a 3-year debate after the memorial was opened in 1997.

Originally, Lawrence Halprin and the other memorial designers decided not to represent FDR in a wheelchair, since the President himself went to great lengths to hide his disability.

However, the National Organization on Disability widely criticized the memorial for representing a historically incomplete picture of the President. 

Memorial officials first attempted to quell criticism by adding casters to the chair statue that you will see in the third room. That did not satisfy disability advocates.

So, the National Organization on Disability raised over 1.6 million dollars to fund the addition of the prologue room, which includes the statue depicting clearly FDR in his wheelchair, welcoming visitors to the memorial.

 

Seal at the FDR Memorial

 

Walk around the right side of the wall in front of you, and notice the bronze-cast Presidential Seal as you enter the first room of the memorial. 


First Term 1933-1937

The first room in the FDR Memorial represents the Great Depression and the hopefulness that his election to the presidency meant to many Americans.

Seven quotes, all taken from his inaugural address, refer the Great Depression and are inscribed into the surrounding walls, including FDR’s most famous quote “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

 

FDR Quote

 

During this speech, Roosevelt addressed the economic crisis, staggering unemployment rates, and foreign policy. His confident and direct oratory style gave American’s assurance during a time of extreme financial instability.

Under that quote is a bronze relief depicting his inaugural parade.

The water feature for this first room is a single strong waterfall, representing the crash of the Great Depression.

Continue through the memorial to the second room; notice the inscription in the ground as you move into FDR’s second presidential term. 


Second Term 1937-1941

The central focus of FDR’s second term was developing and executing the New Deal, a system of job programs funded and organized by the federal government in partnership with states, intended to bring the country out of economic turmoil.

In this room, there are three scenes depicting the state of American citizens in the United States during the Great Depression.

 

Rural Couple at FDR Memorial

 

In front of you, against the large central wall, a rural farming family is depicted suffering from the effects of drought, dust bowls, and poverty.

A bread line is also shown, representing the poverty and desperation of the urban working class during the Great Depression.

 

Bread Line at FDR Memorial

 

Inscribed above the sculptures is the following quote from FDR’s second inaugural address: “I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.”

The sculpture to the right depicts a man listening to one of Roosevelt’s fireside chats. 

 

FDR Memorial Fireside Chat

 

FDR gave thirty public addresses over the radio between 1933 and 1944, communicating directly with the American public for the first time in US presidential history.

Over the radio, FDR spoke simply and clearly, addressing national issues with straightforward language and direct explanations.

These broadcasts allowed FDR to intimately connect with Americans in their homes—he earned the trust of the Nation and reassured the country during times of economic upheaval and world war.

This tradition is carried on to this day through the President’s weekly address, usually posted online and broadcast on the radio.

 

Columns at FDR Memorial

 

Continue straight, around the right side of the central wall, and you will see a large stepped waterfall directly in front of you with six columns standing in the center of the room.

These columns are meant to represent FDR’s New Deal, depicted as rolls of an industrial printing press. The negative images are shown wrapped around the columns and then “imprinted” on the wall to your left as bronze reliefs.

The more than 2 dozen images show examples of New Deal programs that FDR pushed to enact to help the United States out of the Great Depression.

 

FDR Mural New Deal Jobs

 

These tactile reliefs are meant to be interactive for the blind and include Braille captions throughout.

The large stepped waterfall represents the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dam-building projects, which helped stimulate the economy and electrify an area hard hit by the economic collapse.

The waterfall is now bigger and more elaborate. In a way, the TVA represented an evolution in the new deal, from funding small, locally controlled projects to more federal control involving multiple states in one endeavor.

Walk around to the left to enter the third room, noting the inscription on the ground.


Third Term 1941-1945

FDR’s third term as President brought the United States into World War II. The broken slabs of granite scattered along the ground represent the confusion and struggle that WWII created, with the quote “I hate war” inscribed on the blocks.

 

FDR Third Term

 

You should also notice the waterfall, now not only larger and steeped but also chaotic, in disorder, reflecting the disorderly state of international affairs at the time.

Beyond the stones is a large sculpture of FDR and his beloved pet dog, Fala (the only presidential pet to be memorialized).

 

FDR and Fala Statue

 

This is the memorial’s original FDR statue, depicting him at the Yalta Conference, just months before his death, with a cloak obscuring his chair. 

If it seems familiar, it’s because it’s a depiction of him in a famous of him with Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill seated next to him (minus the cigarette).

 
Yalta Conference (Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin) (B&W)
 

As mentioned in the prologue room summary, this statue was the subject of controversy, even after metal castors were added to represent the wheelchair.

Interestingly, the depiction of FDR is correct. In the Yalta Conference image, he is sitting in a regular chair.

You will also notice that FDR’s pointer finger and Fala’s ears are shiny gold, as visitors have been touching and taking pictures with the bronze sculptures since 1997.

Continue along to the left to enter the fourth and final room of the memorial.


Fourth Term 1945 Room

Walk down the ramp to your right to enter FDR’s fourth term, which was punctuated by the President’s death on April 12th, 1945.

At the middle of the ramp is a still pool of water with a relief above depicting the President’s funeral procession.

 

FDR Funeral Mural

 

Still water, representing serenity and reflection, is common at memorials when representing death.

Continue down the ramp and enter the main area of the memorial.

To your right is a statue of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt with a United Nations emblem behind her.

This is the only presidential memorial to honor a First Lady. It also commemorates her contributions to the UN and human rights causes.

 

Statue of Eleanor Roosevelt at FDR Memorial

 

As this memorial is not just a memorial to FDR but to the American public and what we went through together as a country at the time, this final room brings together everything.

You’ll find still water, chaotic and stepped waterfalls, and a single strong waterfall – the types of water feature you saw earlier through the memorial.

Carved into the steps to the left, exiting the memorial, there is a brief timeline of events in FDR’s life.

 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Four Freedoms

 

The last quote of the memorial, engraved onto the wall to your right as you exit, is taken from FDR’s January 6th, 1941 State of the Union Address, when the country was on the precipice of entering World War II.

In this speech, Roosevelt listed the “Four Freedoms” that American’s would be fighting for overseas:

  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom of Worship
  • Freedom from Want
  • Freedom from Fear

 


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What to Do in DC In June (2019)

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This post covers the top things to do in June in Washington, DC (updated for 2019), including nighttime activities, free things to do, and family-friendly options.

Be sure to read our master post on things to do in DC for even more ideas.

 

 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN JUNE

This section covers our top ten list for June.

For more ideas on favorite things to do in DC, check out our posts on bus tours and walking tours of the city.

Some of the items listed in this post are included for free with the purchase of a tourist attraction discount pass


1. Take a Sightseeing Tour 

Explore this historic neighborhood with food stops along the way for award-winning macarons, homemade pop tarts, local candy, and mini doughnuts.

You’ll learn why its called Barracks Row and the history of one of DC’s first neighborhoods. We end the tour at Eastern Market, the only actual market in the city still operating as a public market.

The tour is $35 per person but includes samples. Find out more here.


2. Attend a Major Concert

June brings plenty of performances to Washington, DC in venues all around the city. 

Below is a list of some performances being put on in DC, from big-name acts to local bands:


3. Attend a Broadway Musical

Winner of four Tony Awards, Hello Dolly is hitting the stage of the Kennedy Center starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley.

Running from June 4th- July 7th, it’s a show you won’t want to miss, so get your tickets here

 

 

Of course, this isn’t the only musical or big show playing in DC. Check out the full list here.


4. Attend a Sporting Event 

Beer and baseball are the perfect way to fend off the summer swelter, and lucky for us we’ve got a great lineup for the Washington Nationals.

And while you are here, you could watch the Presidents Race at each home game.

 

 

Find a game to see while you’re here:

  • June 4-5 vs. Chicago White Sox
  • June 13-16 vs. Arizona D-backs
  • June 17-20 vs. Philadelphia Phillies
  • June 21-23 vs. Atlanta Braves

Click here for ticket information.

We also have out DC United soccer team playing at the Audi Stadium:

  • June 1 @8 pm vs. San Jose Earthquakes
  • June 26 @ 8 pm vs. Orlando City SC
  • June 29 @ 8 pm vs. Toronto FC

For tickets click here.

This is a great option for families. For more family-friendly ideas, check out our things to do with kids section.


5. Smithsonian Folklife Festival

June 29-30, 2019

Come experience traditions from around the world right here on the National Mall!

These two days of celebration are hosted by the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

 

 
Like the other Smithsonian museums, it is free to the public, so be sure to come and experience the music, song, dance, crafts, cooking, and other celebrations of cultures around the world.

For more free things to do in DC in June, check out our free things to do section below.


6. National Capital Barbecue Battle

Whether BBQ to you is a type of food or an event, you don’t want to miss this annual cook-off downtown, the weekend of June 23 and 24, 2018. There will be live music, interactive exhibits and, of course, food!

 

 

Tickets are required and can be purchased here: http://bbqindc.com/.

And if you’ve come for food, then check out our food tours.


7. Visit Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is one of the best known military cemeteries in our nation. 

Take a free walking tour or a trolley tour to learn about specific graves and history, or take a self-guided tour to enjoy at your own place.

 

 

Visitors will immediately notice the beauty of the landscape as they stroll through the cemetery, which is home to over 8,600 native and exotic trees.


8. Military Evening Concerts

On many nights of the week, you can find a military band performing throughout the city.

From pop tunes to patriotic songs, these performances take place in some of the most beautiful venues – outside at the memorials.

 

 

Check out our nighttime activities section for more details.


9. Military Parades

Likewise, on many evenings each week, you could also find military parades to enjoy.

 

 

The US Marine Corp’s Fife and Bugle Teams perform their Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday evenings. The Marines also offer their Evening Parade from the Marines Barracks on Friday evenings.

We detain both in our things to do at night section.

The US Army performs its Twilight Tatoo, a military pageant that will definitely rock you to your feet. This is particularly popular with families and we detail it in our family-friendly section.


10. Look into a Tourist Discount Pass 

Did you know that you could join our highly rated ticketed Ghosts and Scandals tours for free with the DC Explorer Pass?

With warmer weather, our late evening adults-only tours are a perfect night out activity in a city that closes at 5 pm!

 

 

With warmer weather, our late evening Adults Only tours are a perfect night out activity in a city that closes at 5 pm!

 


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THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT

June is a lovely month weather-wise so spending some time outside after the sun goes down is a treat! Some of our top ten items are great for evenings like watching a baseball game.

Here are a few more night time activities for the month of June.

 

 

For more nighttime activities, visit our post on things to do at night in DC


Take a Tour!

We offer a number of tours in the evening. Our daily 8 pm Memorials and Moonlight Tour lets you explore the National Mall after the sun sets.

Other night tours that we offer include:

  • Lincoln Assassination
  • Secrets & Scandals of the White House
  • Georgetown Ghost Tour

Reserve a spot now

You might also be interested in a bike or bus night tour.


Sunset Parade at Lincoln Memorial

Starting June 12, every Tuesday you can watch musical performances by “The Commandant’s Own,” the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as a precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon.

Due to the construction at Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial this year, the 2019 parade will be at the Lincoln Memorial.

Read more about the Sunset Parade here


Military Evening Concerts

US Navy Band

The US Navy Band performs at the Capitol’s west steps (the side facing the Mall) on Mondays and one at Navy Memorial on Tuesdays. 

It’s open to the public and no tickets are needed. See their schedule here.

US Air Force Band

The US Air Force Band performs on Fridays at the Air Force Memorial and on Tuesdays on the west steps of the US Capitol.

It’s open to the public and no tickets needed. See their schedule here.


Kennedy Center Millennium Stage 

Nightly at 6 pm, the Millennium Stage lights up at the Kennedy Center featuring an act that is sure to please.

The concerts are free to attend (and can be busy!), do not require tickets, and usually last an hour.

While you’re at the Kennedy Center, don’t forget to walk through the Halls of Nations and States and make your way up to the roof for one of the best views of Washington, DC.

Entrance to the Kennedy Center is free and you can take our free self guided tour of Kennedy Center along with you.


Stay Late at a Museum

Celebrate the long summer days by staying late at the Smithsonian Museums.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery already stay open until 7 pm every day.

While most Smithsonian museums usually close at 5:30 pm, some, like the Air and Space, Natural History, and American History will have their hours extended to 7:30 pm on certain days this summer.  

For the daily schedule of extended hours, visit the Smithsonian website.

 


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FREE THINGS TO DO IN JUNE IN DC

DC is (fortunately) overloaded with free things to do! A lot of the items we’ve listed in other sections like the Kennedy Center and National Zoo are 100% free to enter!

Here are a few more activities for the month.

 

 

For even more budget-friendly ideas, check out our post on free things to do in DC


Tour the US Capitol Building

If you are in DC on a particularly hot June day, then cool off inside with a tour of the US Capitol Building!

Tours are offered throughout the day and take you to see the Crypt, Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall.

If you want to know all about the surrounding Capitol Hill, join us for one of our free walking tours. You’ll get to learn about the history of Capitol Hill, see the Supreme Court, and go inside the beautiful Library of Congress.

The tour also includes tickets to the inside of the Capitol tour, so you’ll get to experience all of it in one go. 


Outdoor Movies

June- August 2019

Depending on which outdoor screen and neighborhood you’re looking for, some of them extend into August. These outdoor movies are free and often play classics or new releases.

With huge blow-up screens, bring a blanket and some snacks. 

One great place to watch is Farragut Park. Their lineup for June is:

June 7: Crazy Rich Asians
June 14: A Dog’s Way Home
June 21: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

For a complete schedule of films, dates, and locations, visit here


Jazz in The Gardens

There’s a free jazz performance every Friday from 5 pm- 8:30 pm in the National Gallery of Art‘s Sculpture Garden.

Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs and lounge while seeing some top performers including The US Army Blues Swamp Romp, The Slackers, and more.

For a full list of performers this summer, click here


Pride Weekend in DC

June 7-10, 2018

It kicks off in the Dupont Circle neighborhood with a block party and a parade on Saturday, and the Pride Festival downtown on Pennsylvania Ave on Sunday.

The theme “Elements of Us” for Celebration 2018 will be found through dance parties, concerts, and the festival atmosphere through the weekend.

It is a free and family-friendly event and should be a lot of fun!


Visit the History of Baseball

A great way to cool off is to take a tour of the exhibits of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress.

One of our favorite exhibits, Baseball Americana, is still around and guides you through the history of American baseball. You can even pose for your own baseball card!

Since you’re in the area, we also offer tours of Capitol Hill and make sure you check out the tours of the Library of Congress.

 


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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN JUNE

Washington, DC is super family-friendly! There are also so many activity options available, there is sure to be something to fit everyone’s tastes.

 

 

A few activities we’ve listed above like taking a Potomac River cruise. Here are a few more kid-friendly things to do in June.

Be sure to read our master post on things to do with kids in DC for even more ideas.


Head to the Zoo! 

A part of the Smithsonian Institution (meaning admission is free!), the National Zoo offers families a variety of animals and fun when they visit.

Don’t miss the zoo’s largest draw – the giant pandas that are currently on loan from China.

Other animals highlights include gorillas, elephants, lions, and zebras, or watch the orangutans walk the high wire every morning

The zoo grounds are open from 8 am – 7 pm.


Twilight Tattoo

An evening military show just across the river at Fort Myers in Virginia. This free and open to the public event showcases Drum & Bugle Corps, Drill Teams, and live music.

Kids will love the gun and cannon fires and the military charges as the narrator guides you through its history from the Revolutionary War till Today.

This is also singing and dancing and you can even meet some of the participants after the show. 

For more about the Twilight Tattoo, visit our post


Cool off at the Georgetown Waterfront Park 

Escape the DC humidity along the banks of the Potomac River at the Georgetown Waterfront Park .

Children will enjoy splashing around on the accessible fountain splash pad and lounging on the riverfront steps leading up to the water.

Our Historic Georgetown walking tour starts here and our family-friendly Ghosts of Georgetown Tour begins not too far away. 


Celebrate Father’s Day!

In addition to the traditional barbeque and baseball game, why not celebrate Father’s Day with the “Father of our Country” George Washington at Mount Vernon?

You can meet and greet the General through the weekend at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m in the program “Father to the First Family.”

Find out more about visiting Mount Vernon.

 


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Top Things to Do for Memorial Day in DC (2019)

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Visiting DC for Memorial Day? At the end of May every year, hundreds of thousands of people pour into Washington, DC to honor all of our nation’s veterans on Memorial Day.

There are a number of different events and ceremonies that commemorate this special weekend including a national concert, parade, and motorcycle rally. This post covers things to do in Washington DC on Memorial Day 2019 including a top 5 list, nighttime activities, family-friendly things to do, and free things. Read our master post on things to do in DC any time of year.

 

 


TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO MEMORIAL DAY

DC is the perfect place to spend Memorial Day. There are plenty of places to see and things to do to honor our fallen service members. This section covers our top five list for Memorial Day.

For more ideas on popular things to do in DC, check out our posts on bus tours and walking tours of the city.

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Marine Corps Sunset Parade

Sunset Parade at Marine Corps Memorial 2019

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Every summer the Marine Corps hosts a weekly Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial (also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial). The tradition began in 1956, two years after the dedication of the memorial, and has continued ever since.

In 2018 the event was moved to the Lincoln Memorial due to renovations at the Marine Corps War Memorial. For 2019, while renovations are completed, the parade will still take place on most dates at the Lincoln Memorial.

The parade includes musical performances by “The Commandant’s Own,” the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. 

 

 

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Cherry Blossom Festival

The Only Cherry Blossom Festival Guide & Map You Need [2019]

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This post covers everything you need to know about the Cherry Blossom Festival for 2019, including how to get there, the best places to view the blossoms and events.

Check out our Cherry Blossom Tours for the best way to see the blooms!

 

 

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Where to Store Luggage at DCA (Reagan) National Airport

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This post provides several options for luggage storage in and around DCA (Reagan) National Airport in Washington, DC including an option that will pick up and deliver your luggage to you.

 

 


WHERE TO STORE LUGGAGE AT REAGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Unfortunately, TSA no longer allows lockers at airports in the United States, so you won’t find self-service luggage storage at any area airport such as DCA, Dulles, or BWI. You can always call your airline and see how early you can check a bag, as some will allow you to check luggage hours before your flight.

Your best option for luggage storage will be the AirBnb Method below.

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Where to Store Luggage at Dulles Airport

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This post provides several options for luggage storage around Dulles International Airport when you visit Washington, DC including an option that will pick up and deliver your luggage to you.

 

 


WHERE TO STORE LUGGAGE AT DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Unfortunately, TSA no longer allows lockers at airports in the United States, so you won’t find self-service luggage storage at any area airport such as Dulles, DCA, or BWI. You can always call your airline and see how early you can check a bag, as some will allow you to check luggage hours before your flight.

Your best option for luggage storage will be the AirBnb Method below.

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Where to Store Luggage at Arlington National Cemetery

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This post provides several options for luggage storage in and around Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC including an option that will pick up and deliver your luggage to you.

 

 


WHERE TO STORE LUGGAGE AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Unfortunately, due to strict security regulations Arlington National Cemetery does not offer lockers or luggage storage. Arlington Cemetery is very difficult to navigate with large items and you will want to store your luggage before you set out to explore the cemetery

Your best option for luggage storage will be the AirBnb Method below.

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