World War I I MemorialCurrently Closed
- Address: 17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington D.C., 20006 (National Mall), Washington D. C., United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2024266841
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Landmark, Memorial, Monument, War Memorial, Family And Kids, Fountain
The World War II Memorial is a monument that stands in remembrance of the massive human losses faced by the United States in the worst war that mankind has ever seen. The beautifully constructed memorial is homage to those who lost their lives in the terrible war.
Pillars and a small arch stand in a huge circle surrounding a serene central fountain. The place is symbolic of the trials associated with the dark times in world history that marked the World Wars. There are several carvings and murals that grace this meaningful monument. There are also several writings that have been engraved into various places that give a deeper meaning to the place. The freedom wall is another part of this structure. This landmark is a definite must visit while in Washington D.C. and forms one of the highlights of the many important memorials in the National Mall area.
- The memorial incorporates two engravings of "Kilroy was here", an image that speaks to the vicinity of American officers throughout WWII.
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49.91% of people who visit Washington D. C. include World War I I Memorial in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
37.91% of people start their World War I I Memorial visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see World War I I Memorial
54.77% of people prefer walking in order to reach World War I I Memorial
Absolutely amazing... it is so serene and so powerful. Seeing the names on the wall... the emotions of everything taking their vows of silence in respect is really incredible. It’s so beautiful. It really is. You learn so much and just feel a realization of what had happened when you walk in. The fountains... the pool of reflection. Everything about it is powerful. It was definitely one of my favorite parts of visiting DC. So powerful and beautiful. It’s a must see. Walking is involved, it is stroller and wheel chair accessible. The Lincoln memorial is about a 10 minute walk away, but you can see it the whole time.
First time there. Nice. Hard to find Park Service employees and brochures in trees to south of memorial. Daughter was surprised number of people riding bikes or scooters quickly through visitors with their video-cameras in hand and little regard for other people. She also thought a bit disgraceful to those trying to read and reflect upon the meaning of this Memorial (and she's the Millennial). Brochure explained some of the symbolism of selected art work, but lacked details we had hoped to see and read about. Wish my dad and 5 other uncles who served and passed before it was built could have experienced it. Thanks to all those women and men who served for the freedoms that we now tend to take for granted.
I last revisited the National World War II Memorial in D.C. during May a couple years back and greatly appreciated seeing this monument during the warmer time of the year. I was quite impressed with how beautiful it was compared a previous winter (Dec) visit. During my previous visit, the memorial fountain was emptied and turned off and the surrounding trees were bare. This time around, the fountain was turned on, adding a tranquil and beautiful dimension to the the National World War II Memorial. Further, the surrounding trees on both sides of The Mall were flush green with colour, making for beautiful views of the various columns, which represent states and U.S. territories that participated in the war on behalf of the United States. It was lovely seeing green trees around the memorial this time around. Note: Compared to my winter visit when the memorial had a handful of visitors, I found it quite busy and crowded this time. As such, be prepared for your pictures of the memorial to include quite a few people. If you want to take unobstructed pictures, it would be best to visit early in the morning before the tourist crowds arrive at The Mall.
A lovely memorial to the warriors who fought on behalf of the US military. A place for everyone to connect with history and enjoy the present. Lovely design and a delightful water feature make this a place to visit and remember - but not in a solemn and contemplative way. More of a celebration. Recommended.
5☆ READ THIS PLEASE This is an absolutely a beautiful Memorial... I'm honored and proud of it.. The men and women who made the sacrifice was not just for the United States but for the world... BUT - LOOK AT MY PICS AND YOU SEE THE FAMILY IN THE WATER AT THE VERY SIGN SAYING DO NOT GO IN THE WATER.. It's because of people like this that places like this will become dilapidated and troubled.. The abuse of it and the ignorance to go behind it.. Apparently even on these outside memorials there should be security to tell these fools to stop their ignorance and stupidity... I just cannot believe that we have let ourselves become this kind of a country.. 30 years ago somebody else would have dragged those people out of the water and set them straight... Now that's called a lawsuit it's amazing what freedom has done for us... And in this country it's not over.. It's going to get a lot worse since this country has Skipped so many phases of development and this is what your freedom has bought you.;-) S A D :-(