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Constitution Gardens

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Address: Constitution Ave, The Mall, Washington DC, DC
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Beautiful Little Park

We took some time out from sightseeing to sit at the park, it is a very serene and beautiful place nestled between many of the D.C. landmarks. Great place to read, relax or... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I had read of this hidden gem is a beautifully planted garden as a living monument to the Constitution. What I found was a virtually unkempt garden with no flowers (flowers were blooming like crazy at the Castle and other garden spaces along the mall), a scummy algae filed pound with a few clumps of water grasses, and a gaur... More 

Thank Loren W
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

An easy walking path around beautiful gardens and a pond. In the middle of the pond is an island with a memorial to the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Each stone in the memorial wall shows the signature, name, and profession of the signer. It was a moving experience being there. I'm glad we didn't miss it.

Thank Cathy F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Nice place to visit after seeing the Vietnam Memorial. Peaceful but small. The whole mall are is beautiful. Nicer places to visit.

Thank Brellie
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

We took some time out from sightseeing to sit at the park, it is a very serene and beautiful place nestled between many of the D.C. landmarks. Great place to read, relax or picnic at.

Thank DiabloDeb
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

After visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, it is nice to continue the walk down towards the Washington Monument, Before reaching it, you will come across the Constitution Gardens on your right side. In the middle of the gardens, is a wall where the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial is located with the names of the signers. A... More 

Thank karenpammy2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Constitution Garden is located within the National Mall a few minutes walk from the Vietnam Memorial and the World War II memorial. According to the history, it was established in 1976 to tribute to American Revolution Bicentennial. The garden has a small beautiful lake with walk path for visitors to walk around and with many benches to relax and/or... More 

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The pond, the view of the Washington Monument and the walk from the National Mall all made my visit to the gardens that much better. It was like an oasis in the city, away from the crowds by the monument and even the Reflection Pool yet so close to both.

Thank nkH9051VX
kingston, ontario
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were on a tour with a guide and just went to a few. They are unbelievable. The Korean War, Lincoln, Jefferson, Martin Lauther King to name a few. Also see them at night as they are so beautiful lite up. Need a car to get around as it is a very big park.

Thank travellingon60
Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

There were a lot of dead fish floating at the top of the pond... this made it hard to enjoy our walk to the Lincoln Memorial. I'm not sure if it was due to the heat or water quality, but I'm sure they could have scooped them up somehow. RIP.

Thank Jiselle B
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

One of the interesting areas of The Mall is the Constitution Gardens located in between the Lincoln Memorial Reflection Pool and Constitution Ave. NW. This is a 50 acre nature area with a small pond and quite green space for those wanting to escape the crowds found around the many monuments and memorials along The Mall. The pond is surrounded... More 

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