Uncover the Many Histories of the National Mall
Explore historical maps, discover stories you never knew, find people and historical events related to the Mall's past.
Featured Exploration Why is this space called a "Mall"?
The term "mall" originally meant a place where people played pall-mall, a game similar to croquet. By the mid 1700s it had come to mean a tree-lined park where people went to walk and socialize. In…