World War I I Memorial5412 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington D.C., 20006 (National Mall), Washington D. C., United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-2024266841
- Tags: Landmark, Memorial, Monument, War Memorial, 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.
World War I I Memorial Travel Tips
- The memorial incorporates two engravings of "Kilroy was here", an image that speaks to the vicinity of American officers throughout WWII.
How to Reach World War I I Memorial
- Independence Avenues
- Washington Hotel
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46.59% 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
World War I I Memorial Reviews & Ratings
Beautiful to see. We chose to visit on the hottest day in July 2019. However learning about what each of the symbols of this monument represents was truly one of the best opportunities given. The Rainbow Pool is inviting, and it is really a lot of fun to stick you feet in and be part of the celebration as the soldiers did with the fountains in Europe once the war was over. I would encourage everyone to stop and take in the beauty of this monument and learn all that you can. My children (ages 10 & 13) weren't bored and found discovering the meaning interesting to learn about.
I have never been to heaven but all that God created was there to enjoy. The trees, ducks, air, water, the beautiful white clouds, people from all different states the air was not polluted with the smell of cigarettes. It clean, peaceful, respectful, I would luv to come back again. I would highly recommend others to site see the history.
Great place to visit. An absolute must for everyone! oh my goodness, this is an absolutely amazing place. You can feel love in your heart. More people should visit and experience the sobering feelings for everything it represents about our history, patriotism and more. Great to visit day and night.
This is an absolutely beautiful monument. I would never have believed they could outdo the Korean or Vietnam memorials, but they did. The monument is massive. The running water is very peaceful. Every state is represented as are the two theaters of the war. People are very respectful, so even when it is very busy, it's almost like being in a library, outdoors with a better view!
Beautiful memorial to visit and dip your feet in the water on a hot day. I wish there wouldn’t have been as many people as there were just because pictures aren’t the same when people are in the way of the shot. It was sad to see the Freedom Wall and I appreciate all of those who have, will, and currently are serving for our nations freedom.