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
Korean War Veterans Memorial - Review
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 Information
- 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 by Public Transport
- 10th St NW
Restaurants Near Korean War Veterans Memorial
- Potbelly Sandwich Works
- Landmark E Street Cinema
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Things to Know Before Visiting Korean War Veterans Memorial
53.08% 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
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Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington D. C. Reviews
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 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.
Great memorial to visit if you're in the area. There were several tour groups even on a Thursday afternoon, but definitely worth sitting and watching.
One of the most incredible memorials I have ever visited. The statues of the soldiers marching together and seemingly urging each other forward shows the gravity of the situation that the soldiers that right in the Korean War endured. I am grateful for all the men and women that have served in the Armed Forces and feel we all owe a sent of gratitude to their service. If you are able to visit the eat memorial in Washington DC, you should. They are definite must see.
IMPRESSIVE!! All the statues are real live size. Love the facial expression on their faces. The artist has done a excellent job!! Even all the statues are on small portion of the grass but totally show what happen during the war. Love the silver color on the status... it shows how cold/cruel the war was.