For more than 100 years, Meridian Hill Park has been a popular DC destination. Maintained by the National Park Service, this historic area is well-known for it’s many finely-crafted sculptures and memorials.
The bronze Joan of Arc was gifted to the park in 1922, and is notable as the only statue in DC to depict a woman on horseback. The park also features an 82 foot long James Buchanan sculpture and memorial — the only memorial in Washington that pays tribute to America’s 15th President. The most widely-known aspect of the park is the Cascading Waterfall, which is a thirteen-basin fountain with an elaborate recirculating water system.
Meridian Hill Park is a great place for a leisurely stroll on a cold winter day. Since the 1950s, people have gathered in the park on Sunday afternoons to dance and participate in a large drum circle, a long-standing tradition that attracts both professional and amateur musicians alike.