Cruise the National Mall’s memorials and museums
For more than 200 years, this swath of green, coined “America’s Front Yard,” has symbolized the nation’s capital and all of the freedoms this country embraces. The Mall stretches from the foot of the US Capitol to the Potomac River, offering 1,000 acres of public space coveted by locals and visitors alike. Explore the Mall by foot, bike, or Segway, pack a picnic or fly a kite, check out festivals and events that often take over the open space, or walk the exhibit halls inside Smithsonian favorites from the American History Museum and Air and Space Museum to newer additions like the American Indian Museum. On the Mall, adults and kids alike delight in highly-educational, sensory-filled experiences.