The Tidal Basin in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
River Bottom to Parkland
National Mall and Memorial Parks
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 52.863′ N, 77° 2.446′ W. Marker is in The Tidal Basin in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Ohio Drive Southwest west of East Basin Drive SouthwestTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1420 Ohio Drive Southwest, Washington DC 20418, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gift of Friendship (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forgotten Founder (about 500 feet away); Air Mail (about 800 feet away); Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cuban Friendship Urn (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas Jefferson (approx. ¼ mile away); Canada's Gift to the United States (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gift of Trees (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Tidal Basin.
More about this marker.
This Currier and Ives print shows the original Potomac shoreline. Note how close the Washington Monument is to the river.
This photograph, taken in 1892, shows the newly created Hains Point area. The edge of the Tidal Basin, seen in the lower right, was still under construction.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.