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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Monument / Landmark and Outdoor Sculpture
Southwest Washington, Washington
  • Anthony M.
    "Nice Monument of Dr. King at the Martin Luther King Memorial Park"(6 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."(19 Tips)
    "National Mall in DC!"(3 Tips)
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    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
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Caroline K.
    Caroline KimaniFebruary 17, 2013
    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.
    Upvoted Aug 19
  • 888 Lucky Beer (.
    It is a very very tall monument... Must see the beautiful carving. Also, great view of the back side of the Lincoln memorial. The trolley just drop some, it is not too late.
    Upvoted Jul 29
  • BET
    BETJanuary 30, 2013
    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:
  • Black Family Reunions
    This is an incredible monument to visit as a family. It helps to make the legacy of MLK more real for the younger children in your family.
  • Hauoli P.
    Hauoli PazMay 11, 2013
    Spectacular and impressive. This man changed my life. Make sure you follow around the lake to the FDR Memorial.
    Upvoted Jul 29
  • 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
  • dickwyn
    dickwynJuly 21
    On the walls surrounding the Statue is a number of notable quotes from the King. From here, you can also get a nice shot of the Jefferson Memorial
  • lucy K.
    lucy KemmitzSeptember 27, 2011
    recently opened the MLK memorial is a new tourist destination. Moving quotes from some of MLKs most memorable speeches and an incredible huge stone sculpture of the man himself Read more
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.December 24, 2015
    MLK memorial is great at night and will be nearly empty, allowing you to take in its size.
  • Amy Lee W.
    Amy Lee WaltonOctober 16, 2011
    Make a career of humanity, commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights, you will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in. - MLK
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletAugust 25, 2011
    Visit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial and help bring his vision to life: “With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.” Read more
  • Britt A.
    Britt AntonyMay 30, 2015
    Really great and artistic concept to represent one of the most influential civil rights leaders of our times
  • jeyo
    jeyoDecember 14, 2015
    This is a place of great meaning. Take a seat, read all there is, and think.
  • Aaron J.
    Aaron JordanFebruary 5, 2012
    A place that should humble every American and force us to question whether each of us is doing enough to further the common good.
  • Shoaib T.
    Shoaib TariqAugust 21, 2014
    For me mr.king is one of the most influential man in american history. Admire him..must visit
  • Shana B.
    Shana BartlettOctober 7, 2011
    Located at 1964 Independence Ave, the year of the Civil Rights Act. Visitors pass through the "mountain of despair" to reach the "stone of hope".
  • Nika
    NikaSeptember 27, 2011
    This is a must see when your in. D.C. remember this is kind of like a memorial. Respect it and act with class. Don't do a club pose on the statue!
  • Amber H.
    Amber Huntley-RuizJuly 29, 2012
    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"
  • Jus S.
    Jus SeaniemoSeptember 1, 2011
    My best advice is to come here with a clear mind. That is the only way to experience the fullness of what this memorial reall means.
  • The White House
    The White HouseNovember 23, 2011
    President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden linked arms and sang "We Shall Overcome" during the dedication ceremony. Read more
  • YaGirlJuice
    YaGirlJuiceOctober 23, 2011
    Great tip Anika! There's such an overwhelming feeling of reverence as soon as you step foot onto the site
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezAugust 28, 2011
    Look up. This champion of justice stands 30 feet tall. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness,” Dr. King wrote in 1963, “only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Read more
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BrowneJuly 23, 2015
    Informational. Don't sit on the statue or else the Rangers will get really mad.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongNovember 6, 2014
    Check out the Stone of Hope. It's a 30 foot statue of Dr. King looking out into the horizon.
  • Close G.
    Close GitmoJanuary 11, 2012
    Jan 11(right now!): the National Day of Action Against Guantanamo & the NDAA! Join us at 1130 in Lafayette Square across from the White House. The program and march will run from Noon-2:30pm EST
  • Katie W.
    Katie WillardJune 21, 2015
    Beautiful at night. Actually read all the quotes; they're compelling.
  • Christian A.
    Christian AnicieteMarch 25, 2013
    It is very fitting that this monument stands very tall. Come here and be inspired.
    NAACPAugust 19, 2011
    NAACP Pres. Ben Jealous (@BenJealous) will be speaking Aug. 27 & 28 at the Memorial unveil...we'll be sharing our thoughts on Twitter during the historic weekend at @NAACP @NAACPConnect & #DedicateMLK
  • The Q.
    The QueenJanuary 13, 2013
    God bless the National Parks Service for taking good care of the memorials and providing tidy restrooms.
  • Lina G.
    Lina GonzoFebruary 2, 2013
    A great piece of art honoring a great man! Hope that people learn from Dr. King's teachings!
  • Fernanda S.
    Fernanda SeccoOctober 20, 2011
    Come in the morning, the sun helps you to take wonderful pictures!
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HunterMay 6, 2013
    See the monument at night! Spectacular!
  • Anthony M.
    Nice Monument of Dr. King at the Martin Luther King Memorial Park, Washington, DC
  • Wil W.
    Wil WAugust 30, 2011
    The landscape is beautiful. A must see for any visitor to DC! Read more
  • Mohammed A.
    Great man who served the civil rights. he's a leader
  • Krystina
    KrystinaMay 18, 2012
    The granite has specks of pink to compliment the cherry blossoms.
  • Farrukh S.
    Farrukh SeyarJanuary 30, 2015
    Ask for Marcela as server, she is the best.
  • Karl W.
    Karl WarrenJanuary 21, 2015
    Best to see it at night, its just lit up very pretty
  • Jackie R.
    Jackie RafteryFebruary 22, 2013
    Beautiful view of the city! Lovely quotes around the monument.
    Upvoted Jul 29
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisJune 23, 2015
    I love that the statue is unfinished just as his dream is.
  • Sierra B.
    Big white statue next to the beautiful tidal basin
  • Jared S.
    Jared SOctober 5, 2011
    As with the FDR Memorial, read all his quotes. Truly touching.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BrandlerSeptember 17, 2011
    Ignore the controversy - this is absolutely worth visiting. A fitting tribute to a great man.
  • kirstie r.
    kirstie rApril 8, 2013
    Must see as far as monuments ho.
  • Devonta
    DevontaJanuary 20, 2013
    First Time Here! 2 African American Men Changed the Course of History. Barack & Martin! #2013 #DC #Love #Equality
  • Laura B.
    Laura BarnesJune 14, 2012
    Don't miss this one. For me, the most moving memorial in DC.
  • Andy W.
    Andy WhiteNovember 5, 2011
    Evokes Stalinist monstrosities and communist imperialism. A monstrosity and a blight on the Mall.
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DavisJanuary 30
    Love the quotes!!
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