Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Monument / Landmark and Outdoor Sculpture · Southwest Washington
1964 Independence Ave SW (West Basin Drive), Washington, D.C. 20024, United States
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    Kelly W.
    "It's a 30 foot statue of Dr. King looking out into the horizon."(5 Tips)
    "able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope."(3 Tips)
    888 Lucky Beer (.
    "It is a very very tall monument... Must see the beautiful carving."(13 Tips)
    "National Mall in DC!"(3 Tips)
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  • Kia S.

    Great monument

    Kia Saunders · 15 hours ago
  • Kirill K.

    He had a dream

    Kirill Kukuruza · 2 weeks ago
  • Nikki B.

    Informational. Don't sit on the statue or else the Rangers will get really mad.

    Nikki Browne · July 23
  • Island Bruin

    Read the speeches. Captures MLK much better than the statue.

    Island Bruin · July 5
  • Mike D.

    I love that the statue is unfinished just as his dream is.

    Mike Davis · June 23
  • Katie W.

    Beautiful at night. Actually read all the quotes; they're compelling.

    Katie Willard · June 21
  • Eric L.

    Keep walking, the Jefferson memorial is the best

    Eric Liu · June 5
  • Britt A.

    Really great and artistic concept to represent one of the most influential civil rights leaders of our times

    Britt Antony · May 30
  • Niels S.

    Bigger monument than I expected

  • stepher

    Inspiring Memorial

    stepher · April 21
  • Mike H.

    A nice quiet place away from other monuments

    Mike Hopkins · April 14
  • Bryan S.

    A must see!

  • Bryan S.

    #respect #MLK

  • Farrukh S.

    Ask for Marcela as server, she is the best.

    Farrukh Seyar · January 30
  • Karl W.

    Best to see it at night, its just lit up very pretty

    Karl Warren · January 21
  • Chef Dadisi O.

    On this day I pay respect to my Morehouse brother.

    Chef Dadisi Olutosin · January 19
  • Kelly W.

    Check out the Stone of Hope. It's a 30 foot statue of Dr. King looking out into the horizon.

    Kelly Wong · November 6, 2014
  • Mike B.

    It's very impressive 🇺🇸

    Mike Barker · October 4, 2014
  • Shoaib T.

    For me mr.king is one of the most influential man in american history. Admire him..must visit

    Shoaib Tariq · August 21, 2014
  • Milena L.

    A really nice view of Tidal Basin...

    Milena Loureiro · August 10, 2014
  • Dirty B.

    It was ok, nothing special

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
  • Bridget C.

    Lots of similarities with FDR's memorial.

    Bridget Cabibi-Wilkin · July 18, 2014
  • Trust for the National Mall

    We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Please join the Trust for the National Mall as we preserve this iconic park for future generations. Read more

    Trust for the National Mall · November 19, 2013
  • Vrushali P.

    Hope the current American leaders remember the engravings on the monument here...this isn't a monument but an ideology...

    Vrushali P · November 9, 2013
  • Ivana S.

    Listen to a Ranger Talk, you'll get so much out of your visit.

    Ivana Sifuentes · November 3, 2013
  • Caitlin B.

    "Have a career of humanity"

    Caitlin Byrnes · August 12, 2013
  • Jourdan F.

    Awesome, heart touching quotes that are still relevant today!!!

    Jourdan Fleming · July 22, 2013
  • Jose L.

    Great place to reflect

    Jose Lopez Ferrer · July 20, 2013

    Come at night to see the impressive statue lit up & to avoid crowds, or else on the anniversary of his death, when blooming cherry blossoms create an even more impressive effect. Parking is limited. Read more · June 27, 2013
  • BoBB C.

    Quotes are still true today!!!

    BoBB Choate · June 24, 2013
  • Hauoli P.

    Spectacular and impressive. This man changed my life. Make sure you follow around the lake to the FDR Memorial.

    Hauoli Paz · May 11, 2013
  • Nicole H.

    See the monument at night! Spectacular!

    Nicole Hunter · May 6, 2013
  • Harjit

    Wow! Beautiful, powerful memorial for MLK.

    Harjit · May 1, 2013
  • David G.

    Walk through the valley!

    David Gannalo · April 21, 2013
  • RevFranke F.

    Aw inspiring

    RevFranke F · April 9, 2013
  • kirstie r.

    Must see as far as monuments ho.

    kirstie r · April 8, 2013
  • Christian A.

    It is very fitting that this monument stands very tall. Come here and be inspired.

    Christian Aniciete · March 25, 2013
  • Maurice F.

    Must see...IT'S AMAZING!

    Maurice Farrar · March 9, 2013
  • Jackie R.

    Beautiful view of the city! Lovely quotes around the monument.

    Jackie Raftery · February 22, 2013
  • Caroline K.

    I was there for the dedication ceremony and that was very special. Visited again and the feeling of looking at this larger than life statue is truly a sight to behold. Everyone should visit.

    Caroline Kimani · February 17, 2013
  • Ankush S.

    The new monument dedicated to the great civil rights leader.

    Ankush Saxena · February 15, 2013
  • Lina G.

    A great piece of art honoring a great man! Hope that people learn from Dr. King's teachings!

    Lina Gonzo · February 2, 2013
  • BET

    King is the FIRST African-American honored with a memorial on or near the National Mall in DC! See great examples of African-Americans' contributions to us all:

    BET · January 30, 2013
  • Keith B.


    Keith Bailey · January 22, 2013
  • Devonta

    First Time Here! 2 African American Men Changed the Course of History. Barack & Martin! #2013 #DC #Love #Equality

    Devonta · January 20, 2013
  • The Q.

    God bless the National Parks Service for taking good care of the memorials and providing tidy restrooms.

    The Queen · January 13, 2013
  • Matt R.

    MLK Jr. is a boss. A great testament to everything he worked for.

    Matt Rosenberg · November 13, 2012
  • Amber H.

    Just heard a dad tell his daughter that this is the monument for the greatest man that ever lived. She asked if he was president and he replied, "No, he wasn't president but he was a great man"

    Amber Huntley-Ruiz · July 29, 2012
  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Unveiled 8/22/2011. Memorial entered through Mountain of Despair with center cut out. Around centerpiece is 450' crescent-shaped Inscription Wall with text from 14 speeches.More site history via<LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · July 3, 2012
  • Susan B.

    This is the monument to see !!

    Susan Brown · June 27, 2012

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