Freedom Plaza


  • Proximity to the Washington Monument and axis of 14 Revolutionary War memorials
  • Direct view of Pulaski Memorial
  • View of Hamilton statue at Treasury
  • About 30 landmarks, a heritage trail and other symbols of the Revolutionary War, Civil Rights and national government encircle the site and stretch down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol
  • Current use of the site as a gathering place
  • Many nearby restaurants, shops and tourist destinations, including White House Visitors Center
  • M.L. King, Jr. time capsule and name “Freedom Plaza”


  • No direct view of the Washington Monument
  • Requires extensive improvements and, likely, complete redevelopment
  • Time and effort involved in working with Freedom Plaza stakeholders to obtain the site
  • Placement of inaugural bleachers