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.

District of Columbia War Memorial

National Mall, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-426-6841
Call
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
from US$240.00*
Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran
Private Sightseeing Tours
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average32%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“national mall” (17 reviews)
“tidal basin” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
National Mall, Washington DC, DC
National Mall
CONTACT
Website
+1 202-426-6841
Write a ReviewReviews (125)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"national mall"
in 17 reviews
"herbert hoover"
in 3 reviews
"tidal basin"
in 8 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 2 reviews
"across the street"
in 3 reviews
"citizens"
in 13 reviews
"trees"
in 14 reviews
"residents"
in 12 reviews
"memorial"
in 73 reviews
"monument"
in 32 reviews
"ww1"
in 5 reviews
"commemorates"
in 5 reviews
"simplicity"
in 5 reviews
"bandstand"
in 2 reviews
"contemplation"
in 2 reviews
"names"
in 7 reviews
"path"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This memorial boasts the classic columnar structure that was later used in the much larger Jefferson Memorial. It was built in the 1930's as a tribute to local residents who perished in World War 1 - at the time it was created, called the Great...More

Thank sjhokie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 January 2018

A place surrounded by nature, lots of tourists, very clean. Do not forget to bring sunglasses and sunscreen.

Thank Mynor A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I've been to DC many times and this was the first time I noticed this memorial. The structure is very nice and the message it delivers is nice too. Maybe it is meant for locals that is why the locations was chosen, but it is...More

Thank psudino
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2017

You could almost miss this memorial, as it stands off to the side amongst some trees, and may not be as grand as the other memorials in the National Mall. This circular structure with columns holding up a domed roof honors the Washington residents who...More

Thank MyTwoCent s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

It is hidden in the trees and not on the main drag of the National Mall. Easy to miss even if you knew to look for it. The memorial lists the names of 499 Washingtonians who died in WWI and is the only memorial for...More

Thank Turner S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Unfortunately the placement of this memorial is inconvenient. You will probably miss as most visitors will walk around the other side.

Thank jess290718
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I've known about this monument for many years, having walked past it many times on my way to the Frisbee fields on the mall. Quite interesting to see it's been around since the 1930's and was dedicated by Herbert Hoover. Commemorates Washington DC dead from...More

Thank Mark L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 September 2017

went to a wedding here in June 2017. It was very serene and DC - feeling. This is further afield than the other monuments and the "main drag," so it's nice. Surrounded by lots of grass and shade. With all DC National Mall sites though,...More

Thank 305KMD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Although this memorial is significant to all people everywhere, I am sure the it holds special significance to all Americans to to all those who lost loved ones. I consider it a privilege to have visited it.

Thank alexandrina55
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 August 2017

It's been restored over the past 10 years, it's a nice little memorial for those from DC who fought in WWI

1  Thank JimDeBerry
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12345611
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 141 hotels in Washington DC
Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom
520 reviews
.56 miles away
Willard InterContinental Washington
3,285 reviews
.62 miles away
W Washington D.C.
2,366 reviews
.62 miles away
State Plaza Hotel
1,800 reviews
.64 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Occidental Grill & Seafood
712 reviews
.60 miles away
Cafe du Parc
715 reviews
.60 miles away
Sweet Home Cafe
124 reviews
.40 miles away
Pinea
126 reviews
.60 miles away
Nearby Attractions
White Crow Tours
10 reviews
.23 miles away
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
9,266 reviews
.42 miles away
National World War II Memorial
8,326 reviews
.05 miles away
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
4,698 reviews
.34 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from District of Columbia War Memorial staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit