You may think that national parks in the D.C. area are all about our cultural history. After all, The National Mall and Memorial Parks — including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the war memorials and others — are managed by the National Park Service and are the cultural epicenter of the city and, arguably, the whole country. But our nation’s capital is also ripe with outdoor opportunities, both within the city and just a short trip beyond.

National Parks Near Washington DC

You may think that national parks in the D.C. area are all about our cultural history. After all, The National Mall and Memorial Parks — including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the war memorials and others — are managed by the National Park Service and are the cultural epicenter of the city and, arguably, the whole country. But our nation’s capital is also ripe with outdoor opportunities, both within the city and just a short trip beyond.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial honors Dr. King's contributions and vision for all to enjoy a life of freedom, opportunity, and justice.

Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial honors Dr. King's contributions and vision for all to enjoy a life of freedom, opportunity, and justice.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Site in Atlanta, Georgia

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Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta, Georgia - crypt of civil rights leader King and his wife, surrounded by a reflecting pool. - Traveled There!

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Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta, Georgia - crypt of civil rights leader King and his wife, surrounded by a reflecting pool. - Traveled There!

Stone of Hope at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

Rev. Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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The idea for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial came from King's Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers. They first conceived of the idea in 1984; now their vision is a reality.

The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

The idea for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial came from King's Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers. They first conceived of the idea in 1984; now their vision is a reality.

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial at Night

At the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, explore his birth home, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and The King Center, where Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize is displayed. The crypt and gravesite of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, are also located here.

At the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, explore his birth home, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and The King Center, where Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize is displayed. The crypt and gravesite of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, are also located here.

Martin Luther King Jr. , Republican, delivers his ‘I have a dream’ speech on August 28, 1963.

Martin Luther King Jr. , Republican, delivers his ‘I have a dream’ speech on August 28, 1963.

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