Freedom Plaza
Freedom Plaza
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  • Metro Center • 6 min walk
  • Federal Triangle • 6 min walk
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Apr 2023 • Family
PROS
* Memorial to freedom
* Reference to MLK
* Dedicated to national values
* Spacious
* Contains the original design for this Federal city
* Location of commemorative events
* Next to (close to) White House Visitor Center

CONS
* Not well known
* Often crowded with those events

“I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
… in order to participate and be present at an event.

ADVICES
This is certainly not a major tourist place, but maybe to sit there and eat a packaged lunch.
Written May 22, 2023
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MominOC
Orange County, CA5,051 contributions
Aug 2021
wasn't fond of all the skateboarders and many were staring making us uncomfortable. Quick walk through was sufficient.
Written August 21, 2021
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BonnieNimmo
Marble Falls, TX1,209 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
I walked by passing the time on a lovely Sunday late afternoon and watched a bunch of guys skateboarding and enjoying the park. I don’t know if it’s like this on weekdays but it seemed like a very pretty and pleasant place for locals to spend time on lively days!
Written September 27, 2020
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pawlover
North Carolina1,608 contributions
Dec 2019
We walked here during our trip to DC in December. It is not as pretty and vibrant in December but this is a popular place for protests, skateboarders, etc.
Written April 21, 2020
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,407 contributions
Sep 2019
I briefly stopped here when I noticed a stage being set-up and several tents with people organizing some handouts. Learned that the Special Event was for the Cure of Children Cancer that starts at 6:45 p.m. during my visit.

I looked around and read some of the quotes inscribed at the floor of this Plaza. Took several pictures of the Capitol Building that I could see from the distance.
Written September 21, 2019
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TLBPsyD
Gilbert, AZ1,583 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We stopped here quite briefly on our tour. I would recommend bringing your camera and taking some pictures.
Written June 19, 2019
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Lavarcham
Poulton Le Fylde, UK3,477 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
This place is named in honour of Martin Luther King, Jr., and was opened in 1980. It is a Modernist plaza set on a raised terrace platform and separated from the surrounding streets by a series of steps, Freedom is so significant to the original ideas of America. 
Written January 13, 2019
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
Beautiful space open for all purposes, cutural exhibitions, protest, counter protest, and many other activities. After all, the name is "freedom plaza". I enjoy coming to this plaza when there is no other activities because this is the area of the city you can see all skate baorders practice their skills. Great place to sit and watch the talents and the kills in an open air atmosphere with the Capitol in or the Department of Treasury in the backdrop at different ends.
Written November 18, 2018
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Deana M
Saint Louis, MO594 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
We stayed across the street from this cute little memorial plaza. There was a counter protest the day I was there. The plaza was full of peaceful demonstrators. Freedom Plaza seemed to be an appropriate place to meetup to exercise Freedom of Speech and opposition.
Written August 30, 2018
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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL3,959 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
My wife and I walked through Freedom Plaza as it was near our hotel. There were a few cool inscriptions in the pavement and the US Seal. Otherwise, the main thing I noted was the disgusting smell of port-a-potties sitting on the edge of the plaza. I believe it was for a nearby development, but I don't know why they placed the toilets in the plaza.
Written May 28, 2018
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