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“Great for a Low Key Ceremony”

Constitution Gardens
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Ranked #136 of 450 things to do in Washington DC
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Reviewed 26 May 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 to have a bit of privacy. Also, I'm not sure what the wedding permit situation is with the other monuments, but I don't think you need one here. We did our pre-wedding photos at the WWII fountain, and that made for a gorgeous backdrop. Anyway, it was a beautiful ceremony under a weeping willow tree, with the Washington Monument in the background...and it was free, so you can't beat that. It's a fantastic and meaningful place, and if it speaks to you, you'll know it.

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Reviewed 17 May 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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Reviewed 15 April 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 only take a few minutes to see. The pond and surrounding environs are beautiful, an oasis in the bustling Tidal Basin. The ducks in the pond are quite tame, too.

Also, be advised that you can only access the Gardens from a bridge on one side; go the wrong way around the pond and you'll have to walk all the way back around to access them.

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Reviewed 5 July 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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Reviewed 27 December 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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