We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

1850 West Basin Drive SW, Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
+1 202-426-6841
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 35.00*
and up
Washington DC National Mall Evening Walking Tour
More Info
USD 45.00*
and up
DC After Dark
More Info
USD 55.00*
and up
Morning DC Small-Group Bus Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tidal basin” (443 reviews)
“great man” (237 reviews)
“famous quotes” (95 reviews)
1850 West Basin Drive SW, Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
National Mall
+1 202-426-6841
Write a Review
Reviews (4,392)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 3,805 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the few memorials in D.C. that I had not seen. It is beautiful and looks out over the water to the to the Jefferson Memorial. The quotes are meaningful and timely.

Thank GirlFromDecatur
Reviewed yesterday

Martin Luther King my memorial is built in west Potomac park and it is nearer to National Mall. It is built in memory of Martin Luther King Jr who is activist and visible spokesperson and leader of civil rights movement.

Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed yesterday

The statue itself is beautiful but the quotes around it are inspiring. It can get crowded around the statue itself but it is quite large to capture photos from afar.

Thank victoria p
Reviewed yesterday

What a great memorial. I was so lucky to also see it when the cherry blossom was in full bloom and combined with the words around the wall made it very special.

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 days ago

These are the words of a great American who helped to move his nation away from a long-lived monumental historical wrong. It is emblazoned on a rock at MLK's monument in D.C. It is near to the Lincoln memorial and is a must see in...More

Thank travellingman1352
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is another memorial that is a good candidate for viewing at night -- I think it makes the stone carving look more impressive when it is lit against the night sky. I could have spent more time wandering and reading.

Thank Joni R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really liked this small memorial, the quotes are just as relevant today as they were when he first said them. This is a pretty easy walk to the Lincoln Memorial, FDR Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial. They have a ranger station with info and bathrooms right...More

Thank Ravenito
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not being African American, I was not sure I would enjoy my visit to the the MLK Memorial, however, the history and powerful nature of the place makes it second only to the War Memorials in both importance and reason to visit. Highly Recommend.

Thank BillyJoeMat
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are lots of marble statues in DC. Lots of monuments tend to look alike. However, the MLK monument is very different. Not as polished. More modern and impressionistic in a way. Beyond honoring an important man, the monument is interesting in that it was...More

Thank jburch
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved seeing this memorial of Dr. King! The memorial is so thought provoking and creative - very beautiful!

Thank 255katheb
Nearby Restaurants
Sweet Home Cafe
83 reviews
1.14 km away
Potbelly Sandwich Works
92 reviews
1.29 km away
112 reviews
1.23 km away
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Cafe
187 reviews
.99 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lincoln Memorial
23,682 reviews
.61 km away
Korean War Veterans Memorial
8,221 reviews
.34 km away
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
9,036 reviews
.63 km away
National World War II Memorial
7,731 reviews
.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines