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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
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1850 West Basin Drive SW, Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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1850 West Basin Drive SW, Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walked from the Lincoln Memorial with young children on a freezing cold day, and worth every bit of effort! Our 4 and 7 year olds were more than able to walk the reasonable distance. The stark contrast to other memorials impressed the adults, and the...More

Thank tennisaceWayne_PA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The memorial is very simple and straightforward but quite meaningful. Not only did Dr. Martín Luther King, Jr’s works benefit African Americans but remove a vile system that impacted all Americans. It was one thought I had while viewing the monument. Side note - we...More

Thank cstocker
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely loved walking around this small yet profound monument to the hero that was MLK. A must visit for tourists with great views.

Thank salty82
Reviewed 4 days ago

everyone can read the words that was spoke from him was great and stature look so real that you can imagine him speaking it

Thank wilson9909
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my first time seeing the MLK jr memorial and it was a nice tribute to him. There were some quotes on the surrounding walls that I didn’t recognize before that, but were eloquent and nice to see. Closely located to the river and...More

Thank Allison W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting fact: none of the quotes on the wall around the memorial are from his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, to make it about more than just that one speech. Definitely worth seeing!

Thank kendallj817
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is great to see a monumento of a person who did so mucho for the black Americans rights. Very touchy area.

Thank Ricardo F
Reviewed 6 days ago

See this one at night, folks! It is great in the daylight, but utterly powerful at night. It is one of the more simple memorials, but it speaks volumes. Rising out of a slab of stone, not fully finished, towering over the city... gives you...More

Thank wendy L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Did I say this is a great location for this monument. Very well done sculpture and setting, but take the time to read the inspections around the walls. It tells MLK story and passion.

Thank Lyle K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of the mountain of despair. A stone of hope. A memorial dedicated to Martin Luther King which has some of his speeches inscribed on 2 large walls. The memorial is by Potomac which makes it very serene. Short walk from Lincoln Memorial.

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