Having lived in the District for several years, and considering myself pretty knowledgeable about how to get around the city, I’m always happy to point tourists in the right direction when they’re wandering around lost. But this past weekend, I was stumped– I was asked for directions to the Titanic Memorial, and I had no idea that such a memorial even existed in the District. If I hadn’t heard about that one, what else was I missing out on?
If you know where the obscure Albert Einstein Memorial (above) is located, it’s easy to think you know where all of the monuments and memorials in the District are. But would you believe that there’s a monument dedicated to Maine lobstermen here? Or a park dedicated to Sonny Bono? Or a memorial showing a fireman being run over? Let me just go ahead and confirm the myth– all these things exist. Read on to find out what you’re missing!