Zero Milestone
Zero Milestone
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  • Farragut West • 9 min walk
  • Federal Triangle • 10 min walk

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Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia1,863 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Geography nuts who collect places of geographic importance must visit the site. Right in front of the Whitehouse, surrounded by any number of tourists who couldn’t care less, but a great stop.
Written 1 October 2019
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
If you on your way from the reflecting pool to the White house the Zero mile marker block can be easily missed or ignored, not a great deal to see but well worth the pit stop.
Written 25 October 2018
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,530 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
I thought I would have a hard time locating this attraction, but I did not. People are milling around it to take pictures of the back side of the White House, not of this attraction!

There is no adequate signage about the Zero Milestone. The engravings are not very clear and distinct and therefore, it was difficult to read its inscriptions. People are just ignoring it.
Written 22 August 2018
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Pittsburgh, PA93,649 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Really not worth the time to see, Its just a marker that was supposed to show in distances roads went to this point
Written 11 April 2018
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ggarciao2001
Arvada, CO58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
This Milestone is very easy to miss if you are not paying attention. not much to see. Nice place to photo opportunity.
Written 14 March 2018
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,822 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
The zero milestone in DC was designed to mimic Romes forum as the center pinnacle of the US With the system of highways radiating from Washington to all of the United States boundaries. There is a small marker here.
Written 23 February 2018
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
The Zero Milestone is located near the White House, in fact it is a small stone on the East side where the spot to view the White House. If you go there in summer or at the peak time of people coming to see the White House, you may not even see or notice it. It is supposed to be a point zero distance of road in the country. Thus far only road in Washington D.C. When you come to see the White House, stop and take a photo or two of this piece of history.
Written 15 February 2018
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,095 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Another odd marker is the Zero Milestone, which was dedicated on June 4, 1923 and located south of the White House in President’s Park. This marker was expected to be the milestone from which all road distances in the U.S. would be reckoned. That did not happen. So, it only anchors roads distances in Washington, DC. It is an inscribed granite block, with a big brass compass on top, about four feet high. I wonder if tourists take the time to read about it. They mostly seem to set their cameras on it to take pictures of The White House.
Written 12 September 2017
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etweeden
London, UK757 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
It is an old tradition to mark distances from a central location starting point. Rome had a golden Zero Mile Marker in the forum. England had one in London. Well, Washington had one to - but not THIS one! L'Enfant, the original Washington D.C. Zero Miple Marker was to be a column in Lincoln Park, a dozen blocks east to the Capitol Building. That never happened. Jefferson erected one, but nobody paid much attention to it. Then in 1920 this marker was placed when America was beginning its 'Roadway Boom'. It is situated only about 50 feet west of the spot reserved for the National Christmas Tree. An interesting anachronism, and modern take on a very old idea. Enjoy!
Written 25 September 2015
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