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Discover the Presidential Memorials and Monuments in D.C.

In additon to the iconic memorials listed below, be sure to inlcude these memorials on your bucket list when visiting Washington D.C. 

  • Facing toward The Lincoln Memorial is the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, created to memorialize the 18th President and general during the Civil War.
  • Travelers to Northwest D.C.’s Meridian Hill Park can visit the James Buchanan Memorial, built in honor of the 15th President.
  • The circle at First Street, near the U.S. Capitol Building, is the site of The James A. Garfield Monument, in honor of a presidency cut short by assassination.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac

Found on Columbia Island, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac is located in Washington D.C. Covering 17 acres, the sites is managed by the National Park Service, and features a memorial monolith and reflecting meadow.

Commemorating President Johnson, the LBJ Memorial Grove offers recreation activities like cycling, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, picnicking, and nature viewing. Found along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in DC, the memorial is also found on the National Register of Historic Places.

FDR Memorial

President during a difficult and tumultuous time in American and World History, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is honored with a seven-acre memorial near the Tidal Basin. As with all the monuments on the Mall, the FDR memorial is open to the public 24/7 and is free.

As the 32nd President of the United States, FDR was elected to four terms, and each is represented by a “room” in the memorial. The rooms then include impactful points and people in history, including the First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, The Great Depression and World War II. Many people remark on the incredible statue of Roosevelt and his dog that can be seen in the third term room, which also includes an inscription from one of his most powerful speeches.