FDR Memorial Stone
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt didn’t want a grand memorial like the one that's now on the Mall. He reportedly said, ‘If any...
From November to March the fountain at the National Sculpture Garden becomes a festive ice rink.
Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center
The hunched figure of the Lone Sailor, warding off the wind with his flipped-up pea coat, is an oft-overlooked memorial in the city....
Jazz in the Garden
Lots of locals show up for these outdoor jazz, blues and world-music concerts at the National Sculpture Garden. Bring a blanket and...
Set amid the rambling sylvan serenity of the National Sculpture Garden, this pizza and panini place bustles throughout the seasons. Eat...
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National Archives information
It's hard not to feel a little in awe of the big three documents in the National Archives: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, plus one of four copies of the Magna Carta. Taken together, it becomes clear just how radical the American experiment was for its time. The Public Vaults, a bare scratching of archival bric-a-brac, make a flashy rejoinder to the main exhibit.
In spring and summer, reserve tickets in advance on the website for $1.50 each. This lets you go through the fast-track entrance on Constitution Ave and avoid a lengthy queue.