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Address: Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202 426 6841

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This is a good place to stop and reflect in relative peace and quiet between more active parts of the mall. Considering that it's in the middle of so many attractions (let alone... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2014
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Irvine, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a good place to stop and reflect in relative peace and quiet between more active parts of the mall. Considering that it's in the middle of so many attractions (let alone government offices), you do feel remarkably removed from the city.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Most of the negative reviews for this place miss the point of this place. It's not supposed to be some historic tourist site like the Lincoln Mall. It's a beautiful little garden oasis. Some ducks, some water, some grass. If you live in Iowa you won't be impressed but it's a nice little oasis in the middle of downtown DC.

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Alexandria, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

These "gardens" on just north of the World War II Memorial toward Constitution Avenue. A bit of a misnomer as there are no gardens in sight but a set of three rock walls that look out over a lake to the west. Walking a little further brings you to the memorial for the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and I got married here in 2011--it was fantastic. We wanted to be married somewhere that was significant to our relationship, our personalities, and our lives (he's in law enforcement; I'm an attorney). We were married in July, so the weather was very hot--and this particular monument wasn't congested like the other monuments were, so we were able... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A nice place to walk around, it celebrates the signers of the US constitution and makes for a pleasant stop when doing the long walk from the Capitol to Lincoln memorial.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Constitution Gardens are on a small island in the middle of a pond between the World War II Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial. There are stones arranged in a semi-circle identifying each of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and their occupations/state, with an engraving of their signatures (look for John Hancock's famous scrawl!). It's very small and will... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

One of the little known memorials on the mall, celebrating all the signers of the Constitution. Worth stopping by for a quick peak to see all the signatures immortalized in stone.

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Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Constitution Gardens is a memorial to the signers of the US Constitution and serves as a quiet stop on the north side of the reflecting pool between the busy WWII Memorial and the Vietnam/Lincoln Memorial areas.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Gardens are dedicated to all the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The memorial is small, located on the Tidal Basin. It contains all the signatures of the signers. Not many flowers when I was there, but still lovely location.

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

This is a neat little island with a monument to the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Each signature from the Declaration is reproduced in stone. My son enjoyed all the ducks and geese on the pond.

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