The Mall

America's Front Yard.

The two-mile stretch of land in the heart of the capital is where visitors from all over the country and world come to celebrate America's rich history. From inauguration ceremonies to sporting events and the annual Fourth of July Fireworks, the Mall encompasses America's ideals and heritage better than any other park in the country.

While we keep our promise to restore the Mall, which includes a revitalization of the turf, it is up to everybody to play a part in making the National Mall the best park in the world. 

The National Mall is open to everybody to enjoy the spacious area for all kinds of events and activities. Visitors enjoy spending time on America's Front Yard as they visit the many monuments and memorials our nation's capital has to offer. The Mall provides visitors a place to relax and reflect, while enjoying the open space and fresh air.

​The public may visit The Mall 24 hours a day. National Park Service Rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily.