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Korean War Veterans Memorial

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat.more
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10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002
National Mall
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed today

I think this memorial in particular captured the suffering of servicemen through ornate carvings. The sandblasted plaque depicting scenes from the war was also very impressive and well thought through. well worth seeing this memorial.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Beethovens_soul_mate
Reviewed today

The expressions on the young soldiers faces displayed everything from determination, hopelessness, fear, uncertainty, and anxiety as they pressed through under the harshest conditions imaginable....

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Monica I
Reviewed today via mobile

I’m so glad we made the effort to see this amazing memorial. You feel like you’re marching alongside the statues. A beautiful tribute!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BoyMom320
Reviewed today

This was my first time seeing this outstanding memorial which is close to Lincoln Memorial. It is an imaginative, eery memorial. The statues are so detailed that you feel you are watching soldiers. They are walking through bushes which adds to the dramatic feel.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Decision1020
Reviewed yesterday

Did you know that there are 19 soldiers on patrol and at night when they are reflect in the black granite, there are 38, like the 38th parallel?

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Madaline F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Powerful memorial no matter what season experiencing it. You can feel the weight on the soldiers, and not only physically. Trudging through the snow, ghostlike, with huge packs on their shoulders. At night certain lights expose figures behind the writings in the wall. Very different...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PegDC
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had never visited the Korean War Veterans Memorial. There is a lot to a relatively small installation. Worth the time to visit. "Freedom is not Free"

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sara B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What I Love about this Memorial is how the statues walk through the plants and give you a really „real“ impression of soldiers being out in the field.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AnikaJMW
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although the tour was conducted during the dark, the message was clear, we should not forget the sacrifice of human life for the common good.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Murray H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This life-size memorial will inspire you and take you back in time. You are immersed into a field of soldiers walking through a field. looking around and giving you pause as to how it must have felt like in real life. It is a very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Cynthia r
September 10, 2018|
Response from 881JJ | Reviewed this property |
? I didn’t say anything about Alan Alda so I don’t know where this is coming from. I think this is a beautiful, sacred memorial.
October 19, 2016|
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Response from Peter A | Reviewed this property |
I feel certain that simply visiting / viewing this memorial and the figures presented will bring forth a flood of memories that only a veteran of this conflict would have. That alone is something special!
August 23, 2016|
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Response from DjDan48 | Reviewed this property |
There is so much to see for free, that you will not have to pay for much. Eating is not the cheapest anywhere, but you're in DC. They're spending your money faster than you can! Enjoy!