56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial

56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial

56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial
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Leana143
Coastal Alabama136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
After walking from one side to the other of the mall we decided on a different path on the way back to the hotel - to the left of Lincoln. We came across this unknown gem. We didn't do tons of research before our trip so we had no idea this was here on an "island" but it was and I'm glad we stopped. Our 5th grader has been learning about US history and this clicked with her, she knew these names and about them, great stop for us.
Written June 21, 2021
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urbanguy
Richmond, VA4,635 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
We were just strolling around the area of the Reflecting Pool and, basically, just stumbled upon this Memorial. To access the Memorial, you cross a small wooden bridge onto an island. There are 56 stone blocks, each with a facsimile of the signer's actual signature.

Really neat!!
Written February 2, 2019
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Meaghan L
Weare, NH62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
I love that this is more than just signatures, it lists the homes and occupations of each signer as well. Our nine year old and 2 six year olds were amazed that not just politicians helped found our country, I think they may want to give it a go. Quick stop but glad we did.

The only reason not a full 5, the water is kind of gross. I get that in summer especially you get algae and what not, but the kids could not stop asking why people make it so yucky. Not sure how hard it is to maintain, but hoping it’s not like this all the time.
Written August 6, 2019
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jeffl499
Alexandria, VA1,487 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
This would be missed unless noted on the map of the Mall near the Lincoln Memorial. It was built and dedicated in 1976 as part of the Bicentennial Celebration to honor the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. You cross a bridge to a small island in the pond within the Constitution Garden to find a semi-circular monument that lists all 56 men with their signatures etched in gold leaf. Another reminder of the full commitment by the nation's forefathers and foremothers to pursue liberty in the face of adversity. An intriguing monument that can be reached by following Constitution Avenue east toward downtown (across from the Department of Interior).
Written September 1, 2014
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Lottelli
Wirral, UK2,487 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
It was interesting to see the names of all the signers and what they did for a living. It’s situated in a beautiful park which was really quiet considering the tourists else where.
Written April 7, 2022
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Sonofbaldo
Williamsport, PA249 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
We had just left the Albert Einstein Memorial and were headed back toward the National Mall to see more museums. We saw a little lake with weeping willow tree, my wife and I love them, and walked over to take some pictures. There was a stand to buy drinks/food and we grabbed some waters and continued on. We came across a little bridge with some inscriptions on it. It was a memorial for the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

We crossed the bridge and there is a small wall of blocks each with a signers name engraved in it. It was pretty cool to stumble upon. It is between the Vietnam War and World War II Memorials and worth a look.

The greenery around the lake and the views of the Washington Monument towering over the lake are amazing.
Written October 9, 2018
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Bruce H
Omaha, NE265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
I was not aware of this memorial until walking back to our hotel from the Lincoln and Vietnam War Memorials. Need to cross a little bridge to access this and worth it. Has large stone engravings of the Declaration of Independence signers. Quite impressive and well done.
Written March 25, 2017
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial is part of the Constitution Gardens. It is located in a small Island in the pond not far from the Vietnam Memorial. The bridge to the Island is on the Constitution Avenue side. There are 56 stones in a half circle. Each stone contains a name, profession of each singer. Go there and learn who these historic people in the U.S. history are.
Written November 2, 2016
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China160,000 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
You can find the Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence at the Constitution Gardens Pond along The Mall in D.C. The monument is situated on a small island connected by a short footbridge on the north side of the pond.

This is an interesting monument dedicated to the original signers of the Declaration of Independence. It is a simple design and construct, consisting of 56 separate stone blocks, each with a gilded copy of the signer's signature as well as their home town and occupation engraved into the stone. The blocks are arranged in two rows forming a split half circle and is the south side of the pond.

In the end, this is a neat attraction to find if you have interest in American history or simply enjoy seeing monuments during your travels. You can comfortably view this monument in just a few minutes and be on your way to other intended sightseeing along The Mall.
Written May 30, 2016
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Edna K
Odessa, TX153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
We really saw this memorial back in 2005 but April of 2015 is as far back as it would let us go here. That said, now on to the review.
This memorial is not big yet it stands to remind us of the people who signed the great document that started it all in gaining our freedom as a people. It is near the pond on the mall & is not so easy to find. The stones are laid in the ground with the names of each signer.
This may not be big & as glorious as many other monuments nearby but remember that each of these men were signing something that could cost them their lives, their property could be taken and others in their families effected. They risked it all for an idea of a society that had freedom to vote & chose their future. It was a new concept & risky. That started the personality many have in the USA.
So it's a must visit to all going to DC this spring. Enjoy!
Written March 21, 2016
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