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United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
+1 202-737-2300
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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

This is an easy memorial to stumble upon while you're walking through Washington, DC. The outside portion is a typical Washington-style memorial, and it's nice to visit, especially if you have any ties to the US Navy. I've been there 3 or 4 times over...More

Thank mikez_nj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great monument among many great monuments in the city. You will walk right into it right off the metro station.

Thank Ebazinam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't really plan on visiting but when we got off the metro it was so convenient so we figured why not. I'm glad we stayed. The museum inside and downstairs is worth walking through too. Lots of old uniforms and models of historic ships...More

Thank DerekDG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting this memorial as I came out of the Archive metro station. At first it seemed like a simple fountain but as I looked more I noticed the prominent lone sailor sculpture with his marine bag. There were also a large number of...More

Thank Anna_Maria39_11
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Emotions were high, tears flowed and the US Navy Brass Band played at their dinner. The veterans Included WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and Iraq seamen. They are from Auburn, NY and on a three day bus trip sponsored by the Auburn Knights of Columbus to DC...More

Thank pjmalvaso
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The U.S. Navy Memorial honors those who have served or are currently serving in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine. Located on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest between 7th Street Northwest and 9th Street Northwest in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the National Archives...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Beautiful fountain with plaques commemorating Naval history. The Lone Sailor statue is a great tribute to the American sailor. There is small museum and gift shop nearby. While there, got to meet vets from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

Thank Shipbird1969
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This was a great stop on our trip to DC. The statue of the Lonely Sailor was very moving. The hertitage center is a great place to learn about our naval servicemen and hero's. It is very well done and the employees were all extremely...More

Thank Dbourg1975
Reviewed 15 April 2017

very nice tribute memorial to the Navy. The lone sailor was striking. The fountains and historical scenes of different positions in the Navy was nice. Great place to sit and give thanks to those that served.

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I went at night in the winter when no one was around. There was no water, no sound, no distractions. I could just wander and look at each of the 24 bronze bas relief panels. I especially appreciated that many aspects of Navy life and...More

Thank sms74
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Has anyone attended the Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony?
4 April 2017|
Response from tom646 | Reviewed this property |
I have not attended the Blessing