National Mall

Aerial photo of the National Mall. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

6-Acre Sand and Soil Portrait Coming to National Mall

The Smithsonian says it has commissioned a work for the National Mall, a portrait made out of sand and soil that will stretch over six acres.

08/19/2014

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Your City Guide to Washington, D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

File photo of a Metro train. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Smoke, Noise After Cover Touches Metro Third Rail at National Mall

Metro says there was a loud noise and smoke when a covering over the third rail touched the rail itself at a station on the National Mall.

07/10/2014

Fireworks burst in air behind the Capitol and Washington Monument as thousands enjoyed Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Celebrate Fourth Of July On National Mall

Visitors enjoyed music performances from Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks and John Williams before the fireworks display under a clear sky.

07/04/2014

Spectators line the National Mall from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial to view the Fourth of July Independence Day fireworks display in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: SHAWN THEW/AFP/Getty Images)

Guide: Fireworks on the National Mall

If you’re planning on going to the National Mall Friday night to party like it’s 1776, this guide has everything you need to know before you go.

07/04/2014

Spectators line the National Mall from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial to view the Fourth of July Independence Day fireworks display in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: SHAWN THEW/AFP/Getty Images)

New Version of National Anthem to Debut at D.C.’s July 4th Celebration

American composer and conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation’s birthday.

07/03/2014

Spectators line the National Mall from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial to view the Fourth of July Independence Day fireworks display in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: SHAWN THEW/AFP/Getty Images)

Fireworks in D.C. Still on Despite Tropical Storm Threat

Despite initial concerns that Tropical Storm Arthur could compromise the July 4th fireworks in Washington on Friday, the National Mall and Memorial Parks Service says it won’t cancel the display, barring heavy wind or lightning.

07/02/2014

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Best Outdoor Movie Experiences in the Washington, D.C. Area

Here are a few of the best outdoor movie events to add to your calendar this summer.

06/27/2014

File photo of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Folklife Festival to Remain on National Mall

The National Park Service says it has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to keep the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall.

06/25/2014

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Best Places in America to Celebrate the 4th of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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