National Park Service- Office of Park Programs 202-619-7225, 202-619-7178, 202-401-2430 fax National Mall and Memorial Parks is a unique and bustling park visited by over 25 million visitors per year and issues approximately 3000 permits per year. As such a permit is required for many activities to assure that various activities will not conflict with each other or with general visitor activities. Specific areas within the individual memorials are considered restricted space.
U.S. Air Force (Public Affairs) 703-693-2775
Tripod permits are available through the Capitol Police.
U.S. Marine Corps (Public Affairs) 703-614-2958, 703-614-1492