Things To Do Near Washington Monument in Washington DC

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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approx 3 blocks
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW
Formerly 15th St. SW; near Independence Ave., just off the Mall

This must-see museum provides a sobering exploration of the Holocaust, and a testimonial to its victims... read more

National Museum of American History

approx 4 blocks
14th Street and Constitution Avenue North West

Two centuries of Americana... read more

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National Aquarium

approx 5 blocks
14th Street
(between Pennsylvania & Constitution avenues NW)

Water Creatures... read more

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

approx 5 blocks
14th and C Street SW

Watch money being made during a free tour at this downtown building... read more

National Archives

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approx 6 blocks
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
(Between 7th and 9th Streets)

Scrapbook of the American experience... read more

Constitution Gardens

approx 6 blocks
Constitution Avenue
(between 17th & 23rd streets)

Beautiful park on the National Mall, north of the Reflecting Pool... read more

Freer Gallery of Art

approx 6 blocks
1050 Independence Avenue
Jefferson Dr. SW at 12th St. SW (on the south side of the Mall)

Part of the Smithsonian, this gallery specializes in Asian art... read more

The White House Visitor Center

approx 7 blocks
1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
In the Department of Commerce Building, between 14th and 15th Sts

DAR Constitution Hall

approx 7 blocks
1776 D Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Pershing Park Ice Rink

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approx 7 blocks
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

Ice skating downtown... read more

DAR Museum

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approx 7 blocks
1776 D Street Northwest
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Learn a little about everyday life during Colonial times at this museum, which is near the White House... read more

Senate and House Office Buildings

approx 7 blocks
Independence & Constitution Avenues
(opposite Capitol Plaza)

Visit your representatives... read more

Department of Agriculture

approx 7 blocks
1400 Independence Avenue
(between 12th & 14th streets)

Learn a little more about America's agricultural history at this downtown agency... read more

Corcoran Gallery of Art

approx 8 blocks
500 17th St. NW
Between E St. and New York Ave

Washington's first art museum boasts an impressive collection of works by established and up-and-coming artists... read more

Well Being Massage & Spa

approx 8 blocks
1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 1C

Customized peace of mind... read more

Indian Craft Shop

approx 8 blocks
1849 C St. NW, Room 1043
Department of the Interior

Department of the Interior Museum

approx 8 blocks
1849 C Street Northwest
(between 18th & 19th streets)

Artifacts abound at this interesting and wide-ranging museum, which focuses on the treasures discovered within America's borders... read more

Enid A. Haupt Garden

approx 8 blocks
1050 Independence Avenue SW

An elegant Victorian-style garden amid the action of the National Mall... read more

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

approx 8 blocks
1050 Independence Ave. SW

Experience one of the world's foremost collections of Asian art, from ancient to contemporary works... read more

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Spa

approx 8 blocks
1330 Maryland Avenue
Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

In the lap of luxury... read more
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