Thursday Night Full Moon Walk: National Mall Monuments & Memorials!

Washington DC’s monuments and memorials on the National Mall are spectacular in the evening, and even more so during a full moon. With the August full moon falling on a Thursday come join us for a pleasant evening walk with friendly people from the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.

Our walk will start and end at the National World War II Memorial and cover approximately 2 miles past Washington DC’s most famous monuments and memorials. Please note, this a walk and not a guided tour – although some brief information on the sites we’re visiting may be provided.

Photos from Prior Years:

Meet New People: We’ll have a good-sized group, usually 100+ people, and it’s hard to remember people’s names. Therefore, as a fun ice-breaker we’ll bring blank name tags and markers and each person can write their name and their “dream” vacation (past or present) – example: “Michele – Hawaii” & “Robert – Japan.” During our walk we can then discuss our past and future travels! : )

Meeting Time/Name Tags/Socializing = 6:45-7:00 pm
Departure = 7:00 pm
Sunset = 8:32 pm
Moonrise = TBD
Ending Time = 9:30 pm (approximate)

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

2019 Full Moon Walk Schedule:
Friday – April 19 (Rained Out)
Saturday – May 18 (Completed)
Monday – June 17 (Cancelled)
Tuesday – July 16 (Cancelled)
Thursday – August 15 (Scheduled)
Saturday – September 14
Sunday – October 13
Future dates will be posted on our event calendar(s) once the details are finalized.


Registration: FREE – this event is open to the public and all are welcome to join us including singles, couples, children, families, groups, etc. RSVP’ing helps us know how many people to expect and allows you to receive event updates via email and/or social media. Upon arrival you don’t need to bring or show your registration. Unfortunately, due to National Park Service regulations, non-service animals are not allowed within the monuments and memorials, but well-behaved pets ok in the other areas on our walk.

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: The National World War II Memorial, on the 17th Street side. Look for your host Robert, wearing a fedora-style hat, and a large group of friendly people with name tag stickers, which we’ll hand out. If you arrive late just catch up via the posted itinerary.

Ending Point: The National World War II Memorial. However, from there many from our group will walk back to the Smithsonian Metro for those interested. Also, people are free to leave whenever they like if they don’t want to finish the entire walk with us.

Pictures: Post your favorites on our Facebook, Instagram and/or Meetup pages.

Disclaimer: Participants are fully responsible for their own safety and not the event organizer: Washington, DC History & Culture.

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
202-821-6325 (text only)

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