Korean War Veterans Memorial5751 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 900 Ohio Drive Southwest, Washington D.C. 20024, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-2024266841
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Monument, War Memorial, Sculpture
A stoic granite wall at the Korean War Veterans Memorial bears a striking message “Freedom is not free”. The memorial is in the form of a triangle and a circle attaches. Several photographs from the horrific war have been put up on display by way of this memorial.
The young men women who lost their lives or went missing during the Korean war have been honoured at this place. There are also 19 sculptures of soldiers who fought in the war. It is perhaps a very sombre place to visit but a very important spot to see while in Washington. Right next to the reflecting pool and some of the more important monuments in the city, this stoic place is definitely worth visiting.
Korean War Veterans Memorial Travel Tips
- The sculptures are flanked by a Wall loaded with over 2500 photographs delineated on the stone surface of faculty and scenes of the war.
How to Reach Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 10th St NW
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- Landmark E Street Cinema
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49.52% of people who visit Washington D. C. include Korean War Veterans Memorial in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
25.21% of people start their Korean War Veterans Memorial visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Korean War Veterans Memorial
65.42% of people prefer walking in order to reach Korean War Veterans Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial Reviews & Ratings
Very nice Memorial to All that Served. My father served in a Submarine. Close to other Memorials helped me go. I'm not a puppy any longer. I learned things my father had never told me. Still an educational day and memorable. Than You to those that Served. In any conflict, anywhere.
My friend insisted that I see this Memorial. I wasn't so sure what the big deal was because all the memorials are beautiful there. She insisted that we go and arrive just as it was getting dark. I was speechless. Not just a stone monument, but soldiers walking through the marshes in full gear. It was so surreal. I didn't want to say anything, they looked as though they were trying to be quiet, and looked as though they would blink and turn their hollow eyes directly at you if you made a sound. Whoever created this was a genius. The men are just a bit larger than a normal sized man, so your mind almost doesn't know why you feel uneasy being there, but you just are. This is all in front of a highly polished marble memorial with faces and names to add the human element of both sides. This Memorial was the one that will stick in my mind for a long time.
The Korean War Memorial us one of my very favorites - even over Vietnam. I could sit there for hours. Not only are the statues very detailed an realistic, the Arbor over the benches is a really different feel from most places you sit on a bench. You are completely covered with greenery and a reflection pool in front of you. Very peaceful. Allows for reflection & remembrance.
The last time we were there, I don't know if we missed it, or it was being constructed, but this time, we got to see the whole thing. It is absolutely breathtaking. We got chills being there. Very beautiful, and somber. The detail and scale of the statues was just, wow. My grandfather was in Korea, and I feel like this is a fitting monument to their fight over there. Well done. A must see.
An interesting memorial, very well done and worth the visit. Some interesting statuary and a poignant expression of what it was to serve in Korea. If you are up for it, walk around all the monuments around the Mall as well.