Wayside Signs

Introduced in 2012, a series of twelve information- and photo-filled wayside signs bring the gift of trees and the Festival to life, enhance the visitor experience and provide a self-directed guided tour. The signs are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

While strolling around the Tidal Basin and visiting other nearby locations, learn the history of the 1912 gift and about the development of the Festival. See where the first trees were planted, how the trees are cared for, and read about the special involvement of the nation’s first ladies and about different cherry tree species.

Continuing to share the gift, the National Park Service is proud to present this educational exhibit for all to enjoy, with support from Daichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. and the Festival. Below is a locator map for the waysides and a preview – pictures of the actual signs.