The Mall's only local memorial, and the only memorial to WWI, is this small structure in the form of a Doric-style open-air temple serving as tribute to the 26,000 Washingtonians who served in the Great War. You'll find here the names of the 499 who died engraved at the memorial's base. Recent attempts to re-dedicate the memorial as a national WWI memorial have ironically sparked fierce Washingtonian pride in the monument-the only local monument on the Mall, with locals seeing this as just one more indignity aimed at the city by a Congress for which it cannot vote.Ã‚Â
1925 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, United States
Nearest Transit: Shaw-Howard University (Green Line & Yellow Line)
D.C. War Memorial and Nearby Attractions on Map
National Gallery of Art(2.8 km)
The staggering depth and breadth of the world-class collections here are a clear testament to U.
National Museum of American History(2.8 km)
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of American History showcases the social, political, cultural, and scientific heritage as well as economic and military history of the United States.
National Portrait Gallery USA(2 km)
The renovation is the talk of the town.
National Postal Museum(2.5 km)
The Smithsonian's own philatelist Shangri-La has one of the world's largest collections of rare stamps, as well as exhibitions of how mail has been delivered throughout history, and other ways that the mail shapes culture.
Smithsonian American Art Museum(2 km)
The collection here is a walk through encyclopedia of American Art-Gilbert Stuart's stern presidential portraits through Nam June Paik's house-sized America sculpture of neon and televisions.
International Spy Museum(2.1 km)
Dive into the thrilling world of international espionage at the International Spy Museum in Washing DC.
The Newseum is an interactive museum dedicated to free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution - the free exercise of religion, speech, the press, peaceful assembly, and petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
Mount Vernon Square(1.6 km)
This mammoth square, which causes all sorts of disastrous navigational problems for motorists unfamiliar with the intricacies of New York and Massachusetts Avenues, is dominated by one beautiful and similarly mammoth Beaux-Arts building at its center.
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