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United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

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A statue of The Lone Sailor peers over this memorial, which consists of a plaza bearing a granite world map flanked by waterfalls and fountains. The heritage center contains exhibits on naval history.
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701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-737-2300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there by accident. There was a band and soldiers for some kind of ceremony. We liked it a lot, the americans for sure know how to honor those who served.

Thank Αντώνιος Τ
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

A very nicely done facility, although there was no assistance in what to do or see. I really didn’t understand what theme the facility was trying to depict. There was a lot of info on Master Chief Petty Officers as well as some awards and...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Naturally, as residents of Portsmouth U.K., the home of the Royal Navy, we were interested to see the Naval Memorial. It is very impressive, with plaques, running water and fountains, flagpole masts and a single figure. Fittingly it is placed in a prominent position beside...More

1  Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 9 May 2018

It's easy to walk right by and not realize it is a Navy Memorial. Take a moment to explore this area. The fountain, the words, the statue....it's a special memorial.

Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed 26 April 2018

The Navy Memorial is a place that all Military and Navy sailors should visit. Been there a few times and would return again.

1  Thank TAIPANPR55
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This memorial is well done. We need more like this to honor service men and women and to remind us of their sacrifice. Would recommend stopping here on walk to the Capitol Building.

1  Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We came upon this monument on our way to another stop, it was a nice discovery. While the fountains were not on, it was still nice. The plaques around the monument showing different aspects of the Navy are really neat. The sailor statue reminded me...More

Thank dclmom34
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Fountains were not working which was a pity. It's nice but I was expecting something more opulent and fitting perhaps.

1  Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Wow. We stumbled on this memorial while heading to a museum. It was such a treat. The bronze artwork surrounding the memorial depicting different aspects of the navy and the jobs they do were fantastic. The art astounding. I spent a long time looking at...More

1  Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Came because we wanted to hear and see the Navy Band performance. We didn't realize there was a beautiful memorial to see as well. We missed the museum because the performance is in the evening and the museum was closed. If you have an opportunity...More

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