Peace Trail on the National Mall: A USIP and National Park Service Collaboration

By: David J. Smith, March 3, 2017

When I was at U.S. Institute of Peace, an idea that we started to advocate was a walking tour of peace monuments on the National Mall. I am pleased that this has finally come to fruition.  The tour is a collaboration by USIP, the National Park Service and the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of DC.

If you are visiting DC with your family or as part of a professional conference, I would urge you to take out some time and do the peace trail!

I’ve written about monuments in DC before  (“Gandhi Memorial and Other Embassy and  Diplomatic DC Peace Monuments,” 7/25/14;  “West End National Mall Peace Monuments,” 6/22/14) and recently I recommended Ted Lollis’ guide to peace monuments (“Explore Peace Monuments in 2017,” 1/15/17).

Click below for information about the tour including a map!


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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