Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat.
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  • Jessica K
    Tarpon Springs, Florida453 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Korean War Memorial
    This is one of the most beautiful memorials in my opinion. The etched wall, statues and names of those lost are really powerful reminders of how awful wars are. Easy to access, close to the Lincoln Memorial. There are bathrooms nearby and drinking fountains.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
  • David H
    Bury, United Kingdom1,637 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual
    I visited on the night tour, but after the tour guide building up the experience, the lights went out just as we approached! Fortunately I had time to pop back the next day to witness this most unusual memorial, with the statues spread out across the site, as if in battle. Very interesting and moving.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 August 2023
  • montanapescado
    Albuquerque, New Mexico1,363 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most gripping of all the war memorials
    For me, this is the ultimate war memorial. While uniformly gray, the Pancho clad statues slogging through the field have a compelling life to them. Pro tip: try to go at dusk for maximum effect. One of my visits was on a very foggy evening, which was positively overwhelming.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 March 2024
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moodblu
West Valley City, UT1,437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Both my father and my husband’s father served in the US Air Force during the Korean war, so the Korean War Memorial was a of particular interest to us. It’s a poignant portrayal of the war and the soldiers who fought. There is a reflecting wall, which features etchings of the many types of support people that contributed in other ways than being combat soldiers. Not really good for pictures after sunset, I was glad we had a chance to come back in daylight the next day for some better pictures. There were symbolisms of the 38th parallel, marking the division between North and South Korea, portrayed by 19 soldiers and 19 stone lines on the ground, making 38 of each, when reflected in the adjacent wall. There is a circular monument around a pool with the names of al the casualties of the war. This was a solemn visit for me.
Written 4 May 2024
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andyh67186334
Coalville, UK9,500 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I was walking along the National Mall and saw the Korean War Veterans Monument in the distance.
The sculptures are very life like and the plaque to the fallen was very moving.
Written 14 April 2024
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s david
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It’s nice but very small and you have to walk around to figure it out
I love the statues but it is a really tiny memorial and take it from there
Written 11 April 2024
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
For me, this is the ultimate war memorial. While uniformly gray, the Pancho clad statues slogging through the field have a compelling life to them. Pro tip: try to go at dusk for maximum effect. One of my visits was on a very foggy evening, which was positively overwhelming.
Written 1 March 2024
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Bea
957 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Truly amazing, especially when seen in the evening. Soldiers in trenches, ''Freedom is not Free'' fountain, etched wall, many names of fallen heroes. Truly beautiful and impressive.
Written 13 December 2023
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LisaMNUSA
Saint Paul, MN982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
I had the same feeling as when I was visiting Vietnam Memorial. I was sad to see so many names on the wall.
Written 27 October 2023
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Whitney D
Racine, WI100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This specific Memorial always gets to me when you see it. Not only is it unique compared to several memorials in the area but its really powerful. The statues, the name and the etched likeness all really hit you when you walk into the space. Its quite the site to see no matter what time of day and is super impactful.
Written 22 October 2023
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Rob M
Cheyenne, WY8,627 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Wow. The statues are so real and spread out with the natural elements that it's breathtaking. A must stop. Again, it's free, and one can probably hit all the memorials if you start early in the day.
Written 21 October 2023
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E.L.E
Brno, Czech Republic18,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful memorial for the Veterans and brave military that fought and died for our country. All names are listed next to the U.S. and MIA flag
Written 1 October 2023
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Jaisal9
Arlington VA43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
This is the opposite of the 19th Century General on a horse model. It focuses on the human experience of the front line GIs-- each very much that person -- very much living a very hard slog. Beautifully done.
Written 23 September 2023
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