DC's Monuments & Memorials
The Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Washington Monument – let’s face it, the famous monuments and memorials are why you’re here.
Built to honour George Washington, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first President of the United States, the Washington Monument was once the tallest building in the world at just over 555 feet. The monument to America’s first president still holds the title of world’s tallest stone structure and obelisk. Maintained by the National Park Service, the Washington Monument is located in the centre of the National Mall between the U.S. Capitol and Lincoln Memorial.