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Korean War Veterans Memorial

10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002
+1 202-426-6841
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“their faces” (166 reviews)
“soldier statues” (97 reviews)
“life size” (81 reviews)
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10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002
National Mall
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+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed today

All of the memorials in Washington are sombering and humbling and this one makes you visualize that they are not just names on a wall but actual people.

Thank CindyMcN
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Reviewed yesterday

The Korean War Veterans Memorial is closely situated to the Vietnam Memorial and is sometimes overlooked. It is different from some of the other memorials in that it attempts to "put you there" in the jungle environment with 19 statues of soldiers representing various branches...More

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent memorial to visit. Beautifully presented and humbling display. One can relax on benches by the flowing fountain.

Thank Sanjay G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the memorial early to avoid the crowds - for the 15 or so minutes we were here there were no other people so had the chance to sit in peace and take it all in. Definitely recommend going early - that’s true for...More

Thank Ben M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While I was only here for a few minutes at night, I found this memorial inspiring and saddening at the same time. I have great respect for all areas of the military, so seeing this was truly humbling.

Thank TK K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome! At night is even better! Rent bikes, or better yet- take a tour to find out the story behind the memorial. The creator’s symbolism in every memorial is over the top great!

Thank Tracy T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The image of soldiers patrolling through tall grass is poignant when you read statistics and understand the sacrifice made and commemorated here. Notice that only one statue is turned, facing behind. Walk amongst the trees behind the water feature and take a moment to reflect....More

Thank MrJKBY
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this memorial while we were on a tour. It is very impactful. The statues are larger than they appear in photos. Our tour guide explained that in whichever direction you are looking, one of the soldier's eyes is always facing you. It was...More

Thank BrigetteB
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A friend and I visited the Korean War Veterans Memorial at dusk, when the lights created shadows around the statues, adding to the mix of determination and uncertainty on the faces of the soldiers. The small "field" of soldiers is a powerful memorial to those...More

Thank SCWaway
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is not a huge monument / memorial but it manages to summon up the feeling of trepidation and fear of the soldiers and the sometimes awful weather conditions these brave men and women had to work in. The area is quiet and contemplative. It...More

Thank maryfinnegan
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mhyer
20 October 2016|
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Response from oldpo | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your service. There is no special daily event that is part of the monument although some service organizations meet there infrequently. Be advised that the winding path that ascends the monument has about 100... More
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Nancymahlerkern
23 August 2016|
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Response from DjDan48 | Reviewed this property |
There is so much to see for free, that you will not have to pay for much. Eating is not the cheapest anywhere, but you're in DC. They're spending your money faster than you can! Enjoy!
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Nancymahlerkern
23 August 2016|
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Response from mmtcjacob | Reviewed this property |
The memorials are free, if you want to go up into the Washington Monument I would find out what day you will be there and pay the small fee online and get them ASAP!!
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