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National Mall - Resources
By Sarah Lane
Jan 31, 2005, 11:34

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National Mall - Resources

The National Mall represents an important part of American history. Immensely tall structures make visitors feel tiny in comparison and rightfully so. Our early leaders faced problems and hurdled obstacles unknown in today’s day and age. We pay tribute to our forefathers and their principles of democracy with monuments and memorials carved in their likeness, and honor them with our silent prayers. In a place such as this, we come face-to-face with what it means to be an American.

National Mall - NPS
Here you can access six of the structures located in the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Roll your cursor over the pictures and click on special events for ongoing activities. As an added bonus, click on Stones & Mortar for a complete breakdown of the dedication date of each monument, the cost, dimensions, building materials used, and the historic improvements and additions. Check out Washington’s Neighborhoods, The L’Enfant & McMillan Plans, and The Federal Presence for more.
      National Park Service

National Mall - NGD
Plan your vacation to the National Mall with some help from National Geographic. You will find an orientation, recommended times to visit, statistics, and some local links for further exploration. Also get info on the Freer Gallery, U.S. Botanic Gardens, and the National Gallery of Art.
      National Geographic Destinations

Save The Mall
Online since Summer 2000, the ‘Save The Mall’ website “educates students, researchers, legislators and the public about the National Mall, the L'Enfant and McMillan Plans for the Nation's Capital, the Mall's history, cultural meaning and public uses.” It also “informs the public about projects planned for the Mall including new memorials, security measures that could alert or damage its symbolic meaning, and public uses.”
Source:       National Coalition to Save Our Mall Inc.

Creation of the National Mall
Learn about the history and culture surrounding this important historical park. Read about how it all began and the measures that have been taken to ensure that these precious milestones in American history are preserved for generations to come.
Source:       National Park Service

Educational Programs at the National Mall
Get contact information for special educational programs available highlighting the importance of the National Mall and its surrounding areas.
Source:       National Park Service

Choose a destination from the pull-down menu on the right side of this page to access information about recreation in the District of Columbia. Get additional informational links, park descriptions, directions, and more.
Source:       Recreation.gov

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