Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The National Christmas Tree
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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. 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.