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Korean War Veterans Memorial

10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002
+1 202-426-6841
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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.
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10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002
National Mall
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed yesterday

I'd recommend seeing this one at night...haunting and powerful. Find the panel (or an online guide) explaining what's depicted on the side wall and with the reflecting pool. But just seeing the figures in the dim light is worth it even if you don't have...More

Thank Glowmoment
Reviewed yesterday

Very tasteful and moving monument. You could not help but feel the sculptures were watching you which really brought the monument to life.

Thank Sue F
Reviewed yesterday

While in D.C. we had to stop by and see the Korean War memorial. With everything in the news visiting this site gave us an erie feeling reminding us of a war that hasn't ended. So, many lives lost yet one war we don't talk...More

Thank nhtoaz
Reviewed yesterday

We often call it the "Forgotten War," but this memorial ensures that those who fought to defend the southern half of the Korean peninsula shall not be forgotten.

Thank George N
Reviewed yesterday

Not as large as many of the other monuments, this is still one of my favorites to visit. The individual faces on the statues, and the obvious conditions they were serving is in very powerful. All of the details, facts and figures are worth taking...More

Thank glenm586
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seeing this on a lightly raining day near dusk it seemed eerily real. Looking down the column of men/statues you felt a sense of purpose, determination and sacrifice all at once. Beautifully depiction of a harsh war.

Thank mggshot
Reviewed 2 days ago

Al the DC war memorials are moving and quite impressive, but this one maybe somehow more so than the others. Maybe it's because the figures moving through the brush are lifelike and so many in number. They all make the viewer stop and think, but...More

Thank Non-Generic
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very different memorial. The statues are really well done. I just stood there for a while and looked at the faces. At dusk it's suppose to look like their moving.

Thank timdB900ML
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Korean War Memorial is part of the National Mall area, but I think they did a fantastic job in making each war memorial unique in it's own right. The Korean War Memorial has benches under trees were you can sit and reflect. The statue...More

Thank Love2Travel708
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This memorial is well designed and very well maintained. It worth the trip to visit and reflect. Given today's climate in the would it makes you realize and appreciate their sacrifices. I appreciate the opportunity to share with my children explain the history.

Thank mcars302
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20 October 2016|
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Response from oldpo | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your service. There is no special daily event that is part of the monument although some service organizations meet there infrequently. Be advised that the winding path that ascends the monument has about 100... More
23 August 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!
23 August 2016|
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Response from mmtcjacob | Reviewed this property |
The memorials are free, if you want to go up into the Washington Monument I would find out what day you will be there and pay the small fee online and get them ASAP!!