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Ford's Theatre National Historic Site- This site was made infamous on April 14, 1865, when President Lincoln was shot while attending a show in the theater. He was carried across the street to the Petersen house, where he died the next morning.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial- Located along the famous Cherry Tree Walk on the Tidal Basin near the national mall this is a memorial not only to Franklin Delano Roosevelt but also to his times.
Korean War Veterans Memorial- From 1950 to 1953, the United States joined with United Nations forces in Korea to take a stand against what was deemed a threat to democratic nations worldwide.
Old Post Office Tower- The Old Post Office is one of the last remaining examples of Richardsonian Romanesque Architecture in Washington, D.C.
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site- This site includes a portion of Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol and the White House, encompassing Ford's Theater National Historic Site, Washington commercial district, the Old Post Office Tower and other federal structures.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial- Located near the Lincoln Memorial at the west end of Constitution Gardens, the polished black granite wall is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 persons who gave their lives or remain missing in the Vietnam War.

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View from Lincoln Memorial across the Reflecting Pool to Washington Monument
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View from Lincoln Memorial across the Reflecting Pool to Washington Monument
Description - National Capital Parks -Central (NACC) was established in 1965 to administer the National Park Service units in the memorial core of our nation's capital. Today, NACC preserves and interprets more than a dozen NPS areas including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site and the House Where Lincoln Died (Petersen House), Pennsylvania Avenue National Historical Park, the Old Post Office Tower, and numerous smaller memorials.

Attractions - More than a dozen NPS areas, along with hundreds of smaller parks, serve as settings for government buildings and the museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Each year NACC issues permits for thousands of special events and First Amendment activities on The National Mall, and hosts more than 10 million visitors who journey to Washington D.C. to find inspiration among the principle symbols of America's heritage.

Recreation - National Capital Parks-Central includes East Potomac Park, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Memorial, Old Post Office Tower, and West Potomac Park.

Climate - Washington, D.C. experiences four distinct seasons. Winters can be bitterly cold or pleasantly mild while summers can be miserably hot and humid or agreeably warm. The average January temperature is 37 degrees F (3 degrees C). The average July temperature is 78 degrees F (26 degrees C). Spring and fall are pleasant times of the year to visit the area, temperatures are mild with low humidity.

Location - National Capital Parks-Central is headquartered in Washington, D.C. on Ohio Drive with parks located between historic Pennsylvania Avenue, the Potomac River, the United State Capitol, and the Lincoln Memorial.

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National Capital Parks-Central, 900 Ohio Drive , Washington, DC, 20024-2000, Phone: 202-208-6843, Fax: 202-426-1844, TTY: 202-485-9880
, NACC_Superintendent@nps.gov

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