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Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The National Christmas Tree

President's Park

 

National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

 
The National Christmas Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 27, 2019
1. The National Christmas Tree Marker
Inscription.  The National Christmas Tree has been located at the site in front of you since 1973. Calvin Coolidge was the first president to light the National Christmas Tree on Christmas Eve, 1923. Since that time presidents have continued the tradition in various ways. In 1926, a signal flare announced the lighting to the city. In 1932, holiday carols played over loudspeakers hidden in the branches. The ceremony today includes live music and dance performances broadcast to the nation.

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President Calvin Coolidge (1923-29) becomes the first president to light a Christmas Tree on the Ellipse on December 24, 1923.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Trees marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.704′ N, 77° 2.172′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from E Street Northwest west of 15th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map.
The National Christmas Tree with the Marker in front image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 27, 2019
2. The National Christmas Tree with the Marker in front
Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 E Street Northwest, Washington DC 20502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The National Christmas Tree (was here, next to this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Zero Milestone (within shouting distance of this marker); White House Kitchen Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); South Side (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); White House Ablaze (about 600 feet away); William Tecumseh Sherman (about 600 feet away); Boy Scout Memorial (about 700 feet away); Original Patentees Memorial (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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