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The National Mall is a landscaped park near the downtown area of Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States. It contains and borders a number of museums of the Smithsonian Institution, art galleries, cultural institutions, and various memorials, sculptures, and statues. It is administered by the National Park Service (NPS) of the United States Department of the Interior as part of the National Mall and Memorial Parks unit of the National Park System. The park receives approximately 24 million visitors each year.
|Location||Between Independence and Constitution Avenues from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial|
|Architect||Pierre (Peter) Charles L'Enfant; McMillan Commission|
|Website||National Mall and Memorial Parks|
|NRHP reference No.||66000031 (original)|
|Added to NRHP||October 15, 1966|
|Boundary increase||December 8, 2016|
The core area of the National Mall extends between the United States Capitol grounds to the east and the Washington Monument to the west and is lined to the north and south by several museums and a federal office building. The term National Mall may also include areas that are also officially part of neighboring West Potomac Park to the south and west and Constitution Gardens to the north, extending to the Lincoln Memorial on the west and Jefferson Memorial to the south.