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New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza

55 Water St, New York City, NY 10041-0004
+1 212-471-9496
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beautiful memorial

Not frequently visited but worth the stop if nearby. The letters are very poignant and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Long Beach, New York
We were at dinner and happened upon this

We felt it was very powerful as the memorial is made up of letters home. You are reading he words... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Orlando, Florida
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The Plaza is New York City’s official Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Memorial and the surrounding plaza provides and maintains a valuable and overdue tribute to the men and women who served in the Vietnam War.Visitors can view letters, news clippings, photos, honor plaques and diaries of those who fought in Vietnam as well as spend time near the Reflecting Fountain or stroll along the Walk of Honor.
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55 Water St, New York City, NY 10041-0004
Financial District
+1 212-471-9496
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Not frequently visited but worth the stop if nearby. The letters are very poignant and beautiful. Second time we have stopped there and we are usually alone at the memorial.

Thank erg87
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We felt it was very powerful as the memorial is made up of letters home. You are reading he words of the soldier. Very powerful.

Thank thefunandfabulous
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Too many young peole! This should never happen again. Does not seem to be a popular place for tourists but I think it is must to see it!

Thank Zoltán M
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The memorial is located close to stone street, so you can do both together. It's incredible how young most of the soldiers who fought in that war were. There's a nice fountain in the memorial, and you can sit there if you want too.

Thank Diego L
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Vietnam Vet memorial next to 55 Water is beautiful. It's done tastefully and provides a good open space in the a crowded concrete jungle.

Thank WorldtravellerKNH
Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you have the time to read the Memorial - definitely go. If you are only going to look at it, I would pass. It is pretty and peaceful but reading it changes everything. Some of them are difficult to read depending on the time...More

Thank Dale S B
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Peaceful and quiet in this part of town. Great view overlooking the river and easily accessible off the west side highway or by subway

Thank Bekah C
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I notice this memorial while walking to my training site. What impressed me the most were the stories of sacrifice those that are honored made in defense of this country. Just reading the award citations or letters to the soldiers' just took my breath away....More

Thank Rudy B
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I was disappointed that there was construction going on, right at the memorial's wall. Not too much to see at this point, unfortunately. The park looks like it's nice when flowers are in bloom but I went in early March and there wasn't much there.

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Although the pretty gardens are still open the glass wall itself is covered up at the moment. Would recommend that you check before visiting if you really want to see the glass wall. It is thought provoking none the less.

Thank smithlette
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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