Korean War Veterans MemorialCurrently Open
- Address: 900 Ohio Drive Southwest, Washington D.C. 20024, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-2024266841
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Monument, War Memorial, Family And Kids, 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.
- The sculptures are flanked by a Wall loaded with over 2500 photographs delineated on the stone surface of faculty and scenes of the war.
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53.02% 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
This place is a great tribute to those that served. The memorial is particularly beautiful at both sunrise and sunset. Walking around the memorial gives you a different angle with each step
Visually stunning. I went early in the morning when no one else was around and it was flooring. Such a great memorial — a hidden gem! Definitely take a look before/after the Lincoln memorial. If you’re not taken aback by it all, you’re definitely not lookin close enough.
Visited the Korean War Memorial again recently and enjoyed seeing this monument during the spring when the surrounding trees were full, offering a more attractive background for viewing the monument compared winter time visits. This is one of several important and impressive war memorials near the west end of The Mall. It is provocative monument, featuring 19 soldiers with full gear, spread in formation. It is nice composition and really nice to see when The Mall trees are flush with green. This really brings out the beauty of this particular monument. Given its proximity to the Lincoln Memorial & Reflection Pool, Vietnam and World War II monuments, you should expect to see lots of other people during your visit. Give this one 10 minutes of your time at least before moving on to other intended monument visits in the area. Don't hesitate to spend longer if this is an important monument to you personally.
I'm not really one for WAR memorials. I first visited this many years ago at night and in fog and it was very scary. The soldiers appeared out of the mist. Seeing it daylight was underwhelming. Easy to combine this with the Vietnam and Lincoln memorials.
I have seen this memorial several times now, and each time is new, different, and it does not get old. Words can't properly express this memorial. This is one of my favorite memorials/monuments, if you can say you "have a favorite." Walking around the memorial, voices become hushed, people become respectful, and all other thoughts go away. From their website: "Freedom is not Free - Our nation honors her sons and daughters, who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met." The stats are mind blowing: Dead: US - 54,246 UN - 628,833 Wounded: US - 103,284 UN - 1,064.453 Missing: US - 8,177 UN - 470,267 There are 19 statutes, and all of them are reflected in the wall that runs along the memorial, 19 statutes, + 19 reflections = 38 parallel, which is the border between North and South Korea. There is more symbolism too, which I won't mention. I'll stop here, and just add this is a MUST see when you are in Washington DC.