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NATIONAL MALL, AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TRAIL

The National Mall, now a historic district, was originally designated as a grand avenue by Pierre C. L'Enfant in his plan for the capital city. The current Mall stretches from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and attracts more than 18 million visitors annually.