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Korean War Veterans Memorial

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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
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All reviews their faces soldier statues life size moving tribute larger than life men and women great tribute moving experience my favorite national mall reflecting pool haunting patrol wall memorial field platoon
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Tribute to the veterans fighting in Korean war. Statue is designed as scenery of platoon moving through vegetation.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Korean War was an international war, and this memorial honors both US and international troops that fought in Korea. A good place to walk around and learn about history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sushobhan3216
Reviewed 6 days ago

Another 'must see' on the tourist trail. A memorial that so accurately and portrays the soldiers in the war in a moving way.It places you on the patrol and you can feel the tension. Brilliant.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HectorSussex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I find that this is one of the most striking of all the monuments. It's location makes it easy to visit while walking the other memorials. As with the other war memorials, the imagery creates a solid talking point to discuss history with children.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank eunnyb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After WWII and before Vietnam our men and women in uniform fought in the Korean War. The Korean War Memorial is a quiet understated but stunning tribute. Life size bronze soldiers advance in rows with natural ground cover. Walking among them adds to the sense...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument located near the Lincoln Memorial is definitely worth visiting. This tribute to soldiers who fought in Korea shows a small squad of soldiers. Very powerful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OnAir04465111636
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With no disrespect to our veterans and honored dead, the Korean War Memorial is an ugly smash-up of different designs poorly executed. It portrays a patrol of oversized soldiers in a wedge on the march, flanked by a waist to chest-high wall and facing a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite memorials in DC it is intensely breathtaking in the snow and at night. A remarkable visual reminder of how hard our soldiers (then and now) trudge to maintain our peace.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

It you go at the right time of day, you can see the shadow of the soldiers and the granite memorial. The Memorial has statues walking through rice paddies. Across from this is a granite memorial. At certain times of the day, the sun shines...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kjwill
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first encountered this memorial in 2007 during a brief visit to Washington. It was January and the sculptures were scattered with snow. It was astonishing as their placement is so realistic and natural. This time we were prepared for the sight but nevertheless it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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!
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Stacey Y
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Build me an Itinerary! (8 Replies)
Hey guys! I'm taking a solo trip and I really want to see as MUCH as possible - even if I don't get to experience everything as fully as I could. I definitely don't want to be running through everything so much so that I am not able to enjoy it, but I don't need several hours to experience each thing. Because my last visit to D.C. was when I was very young, and because I will probably be spending my summer there, I really just want to see as much as possible. I arrive very early in...More
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Excuse me but this is not a travel agency. You don't get to tell people to build you an itinerary. Get a guidebook and a map and group the stuff by area.
Tamara G
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2 day Itinerary (6 Replies)
Hi everyone I am traveling in April 2018 with my 8 going on 9 year old son, this is what i have planned for us and i wanted to know if i have booked to many things in or will it be ok and if there is anything i could change. ( My travel agent has booked a Urban Adventures Washington Unveiled Tour for us) Day 1 International Spy Museum National Air and Space Museum United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Day 2 Lincoln Memorial Korean War Veterans Memorial Dr. Martin Luther...More
October 05, 2017|
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Are the kids good walkers? Day Two requires a lot of walking. It is from one end of The National Mall to another. Download the map of The National Mall at home now. You will see for yourself how the tourist sites are grouped. April is a lovely time to visit.
Irene P
Esbjerg, Denmark
Memorials / The price of freedom (2 Replies)
Freedom is Not Free, is written at the Korean War Veterans Memorial. I´m sure I read somewhere : The price of freedom is not free. Does anybody know where that might be ? Thank you
May 03, 2014|
Response fromDan P|
Are you asking where it is on the memorial or who said it?