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National World War II Memorial

17th Street Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 USA

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Open Now
Tue 12a-11:59p
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  • Pet Friendly
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  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“Service, Sacrifice, Unity & Victory”

The U.S. National World War II Memorial is a National Memorial dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II. Consisting of 56 pillars and a pair of small triumphal arches surrounding a plaza and fountain, it is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the eastern end of the Reflecting Pool, between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. It opened to the public on April 29, 2004, and was dedicated by President George W. Bush on May 29, 2004, two days before Memorial Day. The memorial is administered by the National Park Service under its National Mall and Memorial Parks group. As of 2009, more than 4.4 million people visit the memorial each year.

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Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

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  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 647 Helpful
July 13, 2014
Rated 4.0

I find this to be such an effective memorial. It's haunting how organically placed the 19 soldiers are. There's a guided tour to teach you about the Korean War. I recommend looking in the soldiers' eyes. It's jarring, but powerful. Also, be respectful when you visit.

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Reviewed by
Anthony Arata

  • 51 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
January 06, 2017
Rated 5.0

Very somber and moving place. I came out here during the day and overheard one of the tour guides say that this place looks way different at night. He was saying that the way the lights are set up there and the way the shine on the figures causes their shadow to reflect on the marble wall in a way that he described as ghostly. I only wish I had time to come back and check this place out after sunset.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Erica Griffith

  • 92 Reviews
  • 95 Helpful
July 14, 2014
Rated 4.0

The monument was especially touching to visit as my grandfather served in the Korean War. Talk about feelings of thankfulness for such brave men who fight for freedom.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Anna Hider

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  • 1,283 Reviews
  • 427 Helpful
July 13, 2014
Rated 5.0

We visited this at night which was almost spooky, with the statues just barely lit up and looking all shadowy. Definitely highly suggest visiting after sunset. I think it's probably the most striking of all the memorials.

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National World War II Memorial

17th Street Independence Ave SW
Washington, District of Columbia
20006 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
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