Historical facts about the National Mall in Washington D.C.

The National Mall is a large open park area that stretches over two miles from the U.S. 

The National Mall was established in 1791 as part of Pierre L'Enfant's plan for the layout of Washington D.C

The National Mall has been the site of many significant events in U.S. history

The first public building on the National Mall was the Smithsonian Institution Building, also known as the "Castle

The Washington Monument, which stands at the center of the National Mall, is a 555-foot tall obelisk

The National Mall is a popular site for public gatherings and events, including the National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Mall is also home to many museums and cultural institutions, including the Smithsonian museums

The National Mall is home to numerous war memorials, including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial,

The Lincoln Memorial, which honors the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln

The Reflecting Pool, which runs between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument