We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Powerful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial
Book In Advance
More Info
$40.00*
and up
Half-day Washington DC Sightseeing Tour by Coach
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: No
Owner description: 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.
Boxford, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
102 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Powerful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We went at dusk. It was drizzling. The statues seemed to spring out of the mist and were very realistic and powerful. In a town with so many statues and memorials, it must be difficult to create something unique and different but the Korean Memorial does that. Try to visit at a time when there will be few visitors such as early morning, dusk or when it is raining as it is easy to then imagine crossing the field with "the soldiers". There is a lovely peaceful sitting area where you can reflect on the price the U.S. and other countries paid for South Korea's freedom.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank moabmeadow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

7,453 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5,566
    1,551
    304
    27
    5
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Scarborough, ME, United States
Level Contributor
188 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Haunting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is a very special Memorial. The way the architect built this is excellent. The wall is incribed with images of soldiers who actually served during this time and then there are statues in the field as if they are still on patrol. The wall reflects the soldiers and visitors. At night it's ghostly. A must see.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Glynis407
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dorset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of the most moving memorials I've seen.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

This memorial is outstanding. It is a work of art. The motto on the black granite says it all: "Freedom is not free" The faces of the hundreds of support staff etched into the black granite backdrop looking out over this front line patrol of soldiers is a wonderful touch: inspiring, humbling!

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank EnglishWayfarer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Poignant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We were on the trolley bus tour on the day after the storm was due to hit so could only see the memorial from the trolley, however it looked amazing.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank Areta248
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful Memorial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is well worth seeing, a lovely tribute with statues of soldiers in a field and a beautiful etched wall with faces of soldiers.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank punkin64
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Korean War Veterans Memorial also viewed

 

Been to Korean War Veterans Memorial? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing