Heroes of the Past: Tributes from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial

Washington, D.C.

  • Statue of Abraham Lincoln
  • Aerial view of the Washington Monument.  Photo: Carol Highsmith & Library of Congress.
  • U.S. flags circling the base of the Washington Monument
  • The Jefferson Memorial viewed from the Tidal Basin
  • Bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson
  • Section of FDR Memorial
  • Washington Monument from the Tidal Basin
  • Martin Luther King Memorial seen across the Tidal Basin from the FDR Memorial
  • Japanese lantern near the Tidal Basin
  • World War II Memorial Fountain
  • Kilroy engraving at the WWII Memorial.  Photo: Mack Rountree.
  • C & O Lock Keeper's House
  • Organization of American States
  • Constitution Gardens as it looks today
  • World War I and II temporary office buildings
  • Federal Reserve Building
  • Einstein Statue
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • U.S. Department of State
  • A diplomatic reception room
  • A family member leaves a rose in memory of a loved one
  • Soldiers Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Washington Monument seen from Lincoln Memorial
  • Korean Memorial from the air
  • Korean Conflict Soldier sculptures

4 hours
3.7 mi
Guided by Gil

Washington is a city well known for its commemorations to presidents, prominent leaders and wars won and lost. Come join this 4-hour walk of DC's most important monuments, as well as some of the key buildings along Constitution Avenue. Stroll the tree-lined paths to excellent vistas and historic tributes. By the end of the walk, you will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the city and a greater appreciation of American martyrs, heroes and institutions.

About Your Guide
A native of Virginia, I am a seasoned international traveler, having lived in or traveled to over 60 countries. I enjoy bringing visitors to Washington's many famous historical, literary and artistic sites.

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Guide Points
  1. Washington Monument
  2. Jefferson Memorial
  3. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  4. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  5. World War II Memorial
  6. Lockkeeper's House, OAS, DAR & Red Cross
  7. Constitution Gardens
  8. Federal Reserve Building
  9. National Academy of Sciences
  10. Department of State
  11. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  12. Lincoln Memorial
  13. Korean War Veterans Memorial

About Sidewalk
Sidewalk is an app that provides free, guided walk experiences that can be created by anyone with stories to share about places they know and love.

The app navigates people through a neighborhood walk using GPS turn-by-turn directions, rich imagery and storytelling.