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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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Reviewed February 6, 2011

The best part of this memorial is the mural wall. Just looking and seeing the faces of the men who risked their lives for others is a very touching scene. The quotes that are there just make your heart swell.

Date of experience: September 2010
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Reviewed November 29, 2010

We just stumbled across this Memorial as we didnt relly know much about it or that it was even there. The whole scene of the soldiers and the reflective walls just made for a really moving experience.

1  Thank Camacho87
Reviewed October 24, 2010

I hadn't expected much when I arrived at the Korean War Veterans Memorial. I had come to the area for the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial, but it was the Korean war memorial that really touched me the most. It's haunting, striking, and with...More

3  Thank spendley3
Reviewed July 30, 2010

I did not expect much - I hadn't read the reviews of this memorial. We stumbled upon it - it was at night. We knew it was there, but it was quite dark in the area where it was supposed to be. We had some...More

1  Thank esperanzasl
Reviewed June 18, 2010

I try to visit this memorial every time I am in D.C and am more moved by it each time I do. Taking nothing away from the other monuments on the Mall, I think the Korean War Memorial is the best. It captures the interplay...More

3  Thank JMC051
Reviewed May 17, 2010

I was totally surprised at how beautiful this memorial was. It was, to me, more impressive than the Vietnam Memorial. I'm not sure why, I was just expecting so much more from the Vietnam Memorial. When I came across the Korean War Memorial, the faces...More

1  Thank Jaimo62
Reviewed January 14, 2010

This is a very moving war memorial. There are striking bronze statues of soldiers on patrol. Adjacent, there is a wall with images of people from the Korean War. There is a wall with the inscription "Freedom is not free"- a poignant and eloquent reminder....More

2  Thank adelaidiantraveller
Reviewed October 14, 2009

I was recently on a monuments by moonlight tour (new moon) and I think seeing this monument to Korean War vets is just awsome at night. Especially with the soldiers spread out and with the flashes of the cameras it gave it the feeling of...More

Thank Raiderone2
Reviewed September 20, 2009

Should be a must see for all ages and is short woak to the Lincoln and Vietnam Mem

Thank hopehere
Reviewed August 23, 2009

"Freedom is not free" is the quote located at this memorial, and it really makes you stop and think about their sacrifice. I felt that this was the most beautiful war monument in DC. I was VERY offended when a woman WASHED HER HANDS in...More

1  Thank Carchrissa
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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!
Travel Forum Posts
Stacey Y
New York, NY
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
January 19, 2010|
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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
New South Wales, Australia
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?