The National Mall is America's front yard where the Washington Monument, WWII and Lincoln Memorials stand. This historic expanse is the linear area between the Potomac River and Capital Reflecting Pool. In addition to the memorial core, the park includes some 156 reservations, circles, fountains and other open spaces. Fords Theatre, The House where Lincoln died, Potomac Park, Hains Point and Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site are also among the park managed areas that constitute National Mall & Memorial Parks.
Leashed pets are permitted in the park, but are not allowed in the buildings. Leashes must be no longer than six feet.