1. First Division Monument
This memorial honors the First Division of the United States Army
Originally made to commemorate the soldiers who gave their lives during World War I, the memorial features a gilded statue of Victory.
2. Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain
This fountain commemorates two men who lost their lives on the HMS Titanic in April 1912.
Major Archibald Wallingham Butt and Francis David Millet were well known in Washington. The fountain was also designed as a water fountain for police horses.
3. Second Division Memorial
This memorial honors the Second Division of the United States Army.
Originally made to commemorate the soldiers who gave their lives during World War I, the two wings of the original memorial were added in 1962.
4. Haupt Fountains
These fountains are a popular location for photographing the White House.
The fountains are each made from a 55-ton slab of rainbow granite and frames the White House as Sixteenth Street and Constitution Avenue.
5. Zero Milestone
This marker is the official point for measuring distances from Washington, D.C.
pink granite shaft stands on the north and south meridian of the District of Columbia. All four sides are inscribed.
6. National Christmas Tree
This Blue Colorado spruce is the National Christmas Tree.
Since 1922, the President has lit a Christmas tree on the White House grounds. This tree from York, Pennsylvania was planted on the Ellipse in 1976.
7. General Sherman Statue
A bronze equestrian statue of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891).
This monument is adorned with medallions of generals who served under Sherman's command and the names of the battles in which he fought.
8. Boy Scout Memorial
This bronze statue memorializes the Boy Scouts of America
The memorial stands on the site of the first Boy Scout Jamboree. It is one of the few memorials in Washington, D.C. commemorating a living cause.
9. Original Patentee Memorial
This granite shaft commemorates the the eighteen landowners whose property became the District of Columbia.
The names of the eighteen landowners are inscribed on the base. Each side is carved with a symbol of the early pioneers' agricultural pursuits.