1 Day Monuments and Memorials in Washington DC

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This is a one day trip, designed to give those who have never been to DC an opportunity to see some of the nation's most impressive monuments and landmarks in a single day trip. It is designed to start early (9 AM), and should allow enough time to see a good portion of every major monument in the DC area. It is also designed to also keep expenses down. Except for lunch, and potentially a cab ride to and from lunch or Arlington Cemetery, almost everything is free. This should leave you with plenty of money to purchase patriotic paraphernalia. The itinerary should allow individuals to get a flavor of DC, and still make it home for dinner.

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Day 1 - Washington DC, Arlington


This is a one day trip designed to start early in the morning and end around dinner. If you live close to DC, you should finish up in time to drive home the same night. The first portion of the trip is designed to keep you in DC all morning, seeing the best monuments DC has to offer. For lunch, head to Old Glory for BBQ, on your way out to Arlington Cemetery, or if you would like a delicious an inexpensive treat, head to Pho 75 on Wilson Blvd in Arlington (Orange Line, Courthouse Stop) for lunch. After lunch head to Arlington National Cemetery for the afternoon.


1

Washington Monument

Location:

15th Street South west
Directly south of the White House, on 15th St., between Madison Dr. and Constitution Ave. NW
Washington DC, DC 20576

Phone:

+1 202 426 6841/ +1 800 967 2283 (Toll free & reservations)


2

Lincoln Memorial

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Location:

900 Ohio Drive Southwest
National Mall & Memorial Park
Washington DC, DC 20024

Phone:

+1 202 426 6841


3

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Location:

900 Ohio Drive, Southwest
Northeast of the Lincoln Memorial, east of Henry Bacon Dr. (btw. 21st and 22nd sts. NW, on the Constitution Ave. NW side of the Mall)
Washington DC, DC 20576

Phone:

+1 202 426 6841 / +1 202 485 9880


4

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Location:

French Drive Southwest
Southeast of the Lincoln Memorial, on the Independence Ave. SW side of the Mall
Washington DC, DC 20001

Phone:

+1 202 426 6841


5

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (FDR)

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Location:

900 Ohio Drive Southwest
Washington DC, DC 20024

Phone:

+1 202 426 6841


6

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Location:

900 Ohio Drive Southwest
National Mall & Memorial Park
Washington DC, DC 20024

Phone:

+1 202 426 6841


8

Old Glory Barbecue

Location:

3139 M St. N.W.
(near the corner of Wisconsin and M Streets)
Washington DC, DC 20007

Phone:

1 202 337 3406


9

Arlington National Cemetery

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Location:

Arlington National Cemetery
Just across the Memorial Bridge from the base of the Lincoln Memorial
Arlington, VA 22226

Phone:

(703) 607-8000


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