Meridian Hill Park - Things To Do in Washington DC - LikeALocal Guide

Tiered urban park w/
cascading fountain

Meridian Hill Park

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Why locals love it

Unofficially known as Malcolm X Park by some residents, Meridian Hill Park is an historic emblem in DC. Originally, the hill was a meridian marker placed by Thomas Jefferson as a locale directly north of the White House. The park was built up over quite a bit of the 1900's into its current state. It is now a well-used spot for locals of all ages.

Why you should visit it

Because the park is on a hill's slope, the tiered levels provide scenic views, interesting architecture, and a variety of vibes in each pocket on any given Sunday, if you will. The upper mall has been used for concerts, gatherings, and even political rallies during the late 60's. Currently, drum circles are common.

Special tip

Don't just get stuck on the upper mall or you'll miss the stunning cascading fountain and its surrounding sprawl!

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One of my favorite places to people watch
November 5, 2017

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