Start on Pennsylvania Avenue with a bright and early Hail to the Chief.
Head down the hill to the National Mall and do a lap round the nation’s favorite obelisk.
Be awed by the vast geopolitical scale of the Second World War.
Find Faith, Hope and Charity in Constitution Gardens.
Stop for a while and lose yourself in your thoughts—everyone does—when confronted by the human cost.
Move along now, past Frederick Hart's affecting sculpture.
Read the words, get a lump in your throat, feel better.
Glance back on three great American icons aligned.
Join the ranks of Frank Gaylord's disconcerting depiction of a multinational squad on patrol.
They will stay with you for a while…
Head into West Potomac Park, past the District’s tribute to those who gave their lives in World War I.
Skirt the the Potomac’s Tidal Basin to pay your respects at the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial.
Follow FDR through the 20th century’s crisis decades, in the tableaux of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
Cross over into East Potomac Park to meet a Founding Father, or two…
Commemorating the Third President in his own favored architectural style, John Russell Pope’s Jefferson Memorial is a neoclassical masterpiece in a town full of neoclassical icons.
Cross the Potomac on Ohio Drive towards the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
And a leisurely stroll up the National Mall completes your monumental circuit.