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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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1850 West Basin Drive SW, Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
+1 202-426-6841
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1850 West Basin Drive SW, Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

I was so happy to be able to see this memorial. It is beautiful, the way that it has his figure separating from a larger rock...It was totally deserving and a long time coming!

Thank Jenine617
Reviewed March 17, 2016

It was much more valuable to me than I could have imagined. The quotes along the wall and the bust of MLK emerging from the stone. What an image! I was clearly moved. It was worth coming to DC if I only came to see...More

Thank Herman C
Reviewed March 17, 2016

Visiting the Martin Luther King monument was a spectacular experience for me and my husband. The experience will forever be in our hearts. After viewing the monument, I felt privileged to have lived during his lifetime. The structure and landscape for the King monument was...More

Thank sherryl855
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful memorial with great craftsmanship, the inscriptions from many of his speeches adorn the walls. Very thought provoking, situated in a beautiful area of the city!

Thank 1190debs
Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is an incredibly moving and emotional memorial to the slain civil rights leader. We watched a young African-American young with downs syndrome getting his picture taken at different places in the MLK Memorial and the utter joy he exhibited was incredible to watch. What...More

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed March 15, 2016

I have heard about this memorial since it was opened some years ago from friends and family who have gone. It is nothing like going for yourself. I am so glad and honored that i got to witness it for myself. There is no parking...More

Thank beautifulmount
Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful memorial. It was an amazing experience. Totally worth visiting even in the rain. The quotes on the walls and he scenery around it is beautiful at any time.

Thank Mayra G
Reviewed March 13, 2016

We visited this memorial during a night tour. It was excellent. There are quite a few quotes from MLK speeches, sermons etc on the Inscription Wall and to read them at night, seemed that more powerful. I often wonder if I missed anything visiting at...More

Thank TravelBug735
Reviewed March 13, 2016

I agree with others that the description of this place is nothing like being there. The monolith of stone carved on the front is so much more impressive when you feel the location. It is not really hidden but it is not right in the...More

Thank Brandon K
Reviewed March 12, 2016

I visited the memorial in February 2016. The image on television does not give it justice. Powerful is the best way I can describe it. I was throughly impressed by the craftsmanship. And the quotes are thought provoking. This is a must stop on any...More

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