World War I I MemorialCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- 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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49.61% 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
It was a great time here. I loved what they did with the waters. Pretty a good way to relax and cool off your legs. Lots of people around makes it more fun. Best enjoyed in the evenings and public holidays. I love the cradle and there are great scenes and lovely views to have great photos. Better still, it's just opposite the Washington Monument.
I absolutely enjoyed my visit! Even though there is a partial government shutdown I saw no signs of trash or negligence here. It wasn't crowded so it made for some really good pictures to be taken. Wow this place is one of a kind. Great location!
This place is amazing!! The Memorial is huge with lots to look at. My favorite part about the Memorial were the golden stars within the park. There is a fountain in the middle to the memorial. Each State has it's own column so go find your state! You can walk to the Washington Memorial and the Congressional Gardens from here. I don't believe there is a gift shop but you can get your National Park Passport stamped at the Washington Memorial gift shop. It's a must to see while in DC!
The National Mall in it's stark beauty of cold granite and brass castings stirs the emotions of all that have a connection to, and are aware of the world's most costly battle to date. A hush falls upon all who enter and become surrounded by this thoughtful and imposing creation. The USA and its Allies fought and gained freedom for the whole world but at a significant cost in lives that are remembered and honored in this magnificent memorial to the men and women that gave their all from 1939 to 1945. For those that visit this shrine you will be rewarded and at the same time personally affected by your experience.
This is a great memorial to visit no matter what time of year. We visited on Veterans Day which made it a little bit more special and they were honoring survivors of WWII that were on site. It was great to see people treating these Veterans as the heroes they are!