A Grand Vision: The history of the National Mall dates back to the late 18th century when Pierre Charles L'Enfant

The Mall Takes Shape: The Mall began to take shape in the 19th century when landscaping work was initiated.

Civil War and Emancipation: During the Civil War, the National Mall witnessed both unity and turmoil.

The Washington Monument, dedicated to the nation's first president, George Washington, was completed in 1885.

World War Memorials: The National Mall expanded its narrative during the 20th century

The World War I Memorial, dedicated in 2021, honors the bravery and sacrifices of American soldiers.

A Space for Gathering: Throughout its history, the National Mall has been a space for gatherings,

A Living Monument: Today, the National Mall continues to evolve.

It has been present for the nation's successes and difficulties, honoured its heroes, and given change-advocating voices a forum.