Event Details

Washington DC's monuments and memorials on the National Mall are spectacular in the evening, and even more so during a full moon. Since the July 27 full moon falls on a Friday it's the perfect time for an evening walk with familiar and new friends from our “Washington, DC History & Culture” group.

Our walk will start and end at the National World War II Memorial and cover approximately 3 miles past Washington DC's most famous monuments and memorials.

Meet New People: We’ll have a good-sized group and it’s hard to remember people’s names. Therefore, we’ll bring blank name tags and pens and each person can write their name and their “dream” vacation - example: “Michele - Hawaii” & “Robert - Japan.” During our walk we can then discuss our past and future travels.

Meeting Time/Socializing = 6:45-7:00 pm
Departure = 7:00 pm (sharp)
Moonrise = 8:26 pm
Sunset = 8:37 pm
Ending Time = 9:30 pm (approximate)

National World War II Memorial (starting point)
The Tidal Basin
Jefferson Memorial (10-minute photo/restroom break)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (10-minute photo/restroom break)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Lincoln Memorial (10-minute photo/restroom break)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
National World War II Memorial (ending point)


Registration: Free - this event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend including children and groups (unfortunately, non-service pets are not allowed within the monuments and memorials due to National Park Service regulations).

Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. If it's on our calendar then we're proceeding as scheduled.

Meeting Point: Meet at the National World War II Memorial, on the 17th Street side, and look for a large group of friendly people with name tag stickers, which we'll hand out.

Ending Point: The National World War II Memorial. However, from there many our group will walk back to the Smithsonian Metro for those interested.

Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.


This program is sponsored by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.

Bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”

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We look forward to seeing you - thanks!

Robert Kelleman
[email protected]
202-821-6325 (text)

  • When: Fri Jul. 27
    6:45 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Address: 1750 Independence Avenue Southwest
    Washington DC,US 20024

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