National Mall and Memorial Parks | MISCELLANEOUS MEMORIALS AND STATUES


MEMORIALS AND STATUES MAP


The National Park Service manages more than 150 parks and memorials throughout Washington, D. C., all of which fall under the National Mall and Memorial Parks unit of the National Park system. These include fountains, statues, traffic circles, nondescript parks, and even street corners. If you are ever standing at an intersection and see a piece of land too small to be useful, but on which a statue of someone you’ve never heard of sits, that’s probably a Memorial Park. The following is a list of memorials and other properties that I came upon during my travels around Washington.


African American Civil War Memorial

Location: 1925 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Dedication: 1997

African American Civil War Memorial

African American Civil War Memorial

African American Civil War MemorialAfrican American Civil War Memorial

African American Civil War Memorial


American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

Location: 150 Washington Avenue, SW
Dedication: October 5, 2014

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial


Bernardo de Galvez Memorial

Galvez led Spanish forces against the English during the American Revolution.

Location: Virginia Avenue and 22nd Street
Dedication: June 3, 1976

Bernardo de Galvez Memorial

Bernardo de Galvez Memorial


D. C. War Memorial

Memorial to Washington, D. C., residents who fought and died in World War I.

Location: National Mall, east of the Korean War Veterans Memorial
Dedication: November 11, 1931

D. C. War Memorial

D. C. War Memorial

D. C. War Memorial at night

D. C. War Memorial at night


George Mason Memorial

Memorial to Founding Father George Mason, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights.

Location: southwest of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in East Potomac Park
Dedication: April 9, 2002

George Mason Memorial

George Mason Memorial


George Gordon Meade Memorial

Memorial to General George Meade, who defeated Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg.

Location: 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue
Dedication: October 19, 1927

George Meade Memorial

George Meade Memorial


German-American Friendship Garden

Commemorates the 300th Anniversary of the first Germans to immigrate to America.

Location: National Mall north of the Washington Monument along Constitution Avenue
Dedication: November 15, 1988

German-American Friendship Garden

German-American Friendship Garden


Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II

Honors Japanese Americans who were sent to internment camps during World War II without being tried for espionage.

Location: Louisiana Avenue NW and D Street NW
Dedication: June 29, 2001

Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II

Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II

Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II

Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II


Japanese Lantern and First Cherry Tree Planting

This monument marks the site where the original Cherry trees donated by Japan were planted.

Location: Tidal Basin shore just east of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Dedication: March 30, 1954

Japanese Lantern

Japanese Lantern


Japanese Pagoda

This small monument commemorates an American-Japanese peace agreement from 1854.

Location: Tidal Basin shore near the southern entrance to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Dedication: March 31, 1954

Japanese Pagoda

Japanese Pagoda


John Ericsson Memorial

Memorial to Swedish-born John Ericsson, the engineer who designed the USS Monitor and ushered in iron-clad naval warfare.

Location: south of the Lincoln Memorial in West Potomac Park
Dedication: May 29, 1926

John Ericsson Memorial

John Ericsson Memorial


Jose Gervasio Artigas Memorial

One in a series of Statues of Liberators situated on Virginia Avenue that are dedicated to men who liberated their country from colonial rule (in this case, Uruguay).

Location: Virginia Avenue and Constitution Avenue
Dedication: June 15, 1950

Jose Artigas Memorial

Jose Artigas Memorial


Jose de San Martin Memorial

One in a series of Statues of Liberators situated on Virginia Avenue that are dedicated to men who liberated their country from colonial rule (in this case, Argentina)

Location: Virginia Avenue and 20th Street NW
Dedication: Originally dedicated on October 28, 1925. It was re-dedicated on October 6, 1976, after being moved to its present location to make way for a new Metro station.

General Jose de San Martin Memorial

General Jose de San Martin Memorial


Lock Keeper’s House

House of the locker keeper who tended a lock on the extension of the C & O Canal, which connected the C & O with the Washington City Canal.

Location: National Mall on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 17th Street
Constructed in the early 1830s

Lock Keeper's House

Lock Keeper’s House


National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Location: E Street between 4th and 5th Streets NW at Judiciary Square
Dedication: October 15, 1991

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial


Simon Bolivar Memorial

One in a series of Statues of Liberators situated on Virginia Avenue that are dedicated to men who liberated their country from colonial rule (in this case, Venezuela)

Location: Virginia Avenue and 18th Street NW
Dedication: June 29, 1955

Simon Bolivar Memorial

Simon Bolivar Memorial

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Last updated on April 26, 2020
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