Washington, DC is a city which is famed for having a huge number of monuments and memorials dedicated to the history of the United States. While some, like the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, are highly visited, others aren’t as well known even though they’re also worth a stop.
Here are some underrated DC monuments that you should take the time to check out.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States and one of its most revered after leading the country out of the Great Depression and through World War II. He has a humble monument in West Potomac Park where he is memorialized along with his dog, Fala.
Albert Einstein Memorial
Albert Einstein, the world-famous scientist who developed the Theory of Relativity, spent most of his later life in the United States. He has a 12-foot bronze statue just a couple of minutes away from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial where he can be seen looking over manuscript papers.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
The leader of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s in the United States, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s memorial is one of the newest in DC and one of its most strikingly beautiful. Facing the reflecting pool where he gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, this granite statue is a must-see.