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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Monument / Landmark, Outdoor Sculpture, and National Park
Southwest Washington, Washington
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  • Anthony M.
    "Nice Monument of Dr. King at the Martin Luther King Memorial Park"(6 Tips)
    Ankush S.
    "The new monument dedicated to the great civil rights leader."(19 Tips)
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    "influential civil rights leaders"(3 Tips)
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  • 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.
  • 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 visitors...so, it is not too late.
  • 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
  • Black Family Reunions
    Black Family ReunionsMarch 27, 2016
    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.
  • 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: http://bet.us/BHM
  • Stevie D.
    “I Have a Dream”speech was not his 1st at the Lincoln Memorial.He was among the civil rights leaders who spoke in the shadow of the Great Emancipator during the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom on5/17/57
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamirezNovember 6, 2016
    This made my night very beautiful outside not too far from Lincoln memorial it's like a 10 min walk it's near the water highly recommended
  • 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.
  • 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, 2016
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Britt A.
    Britt AntonyMay 30, 2015
    Really great and artistic concept to represent one of the most influential civil rights leaders of our times
  • Shoaib T.
    Shoaib TariqAugust 21, 2014
    For me mr.king is one of the most influential man in american history. Admire him..must visit
  • 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.
  • jeyo
    jeyoDecember 14, 2015
    This is a place of great meaning. Take a seat, read all there is, and think.
  • 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!
  • YaGirlJuice
    YaGirlJuiceOctober 23, 2011
    Great tip Anika! There's such an overwhelming feeling of reverence as soon as you step foot onto the site
  • 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"
  • josef j.
    The walls surrounding the statute include quotes from MLK Jr. across his lifetime ✅⚡️
  • 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
  • Alex L.
    Alex LumaMarch 4
    The centerpiece of this memorial is called the "Stone of Hope." It features a 30-foot likeness of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • NAACP
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • David L.
    The statue itself leaves something to be desired. I love the quotes all around though
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BrowneJuly 23, 2015
    Informational. Don't sit on the statue or else the Rangers will get really mad.
  • Katie W.
    Katie WillardJune 21, 2015
    Beautiful at night. Actually read all the quotes; they're compelling.
  • 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.
  • Christian A.
    Christian AnicieteMarch 25, 2013
    It is very fitting that this monument stands very tall. Come here and be inspired.
  • Fernanda S.
    Fernanda SeccoOctober 20, 2011
    Come in the morning, the sun helps you to take wonderful pictures!
  • 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!
  • Wil W.
    Wil WAugust 30, 2011
    The landscape is beautiful. A must see for any visitor to DC! Read more
  • Krystina
    KrystinaMay 18, 2012
    The granite has specks of pink to compliment the cherry blossoms.
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HunterMay 6, 2013
    See the monument at night! Spectacular!
  • Laura B.
    Laura BarnesJune 14, 2012
    Don't miss this one. For me, the most moving memorial in DC.
  • Jackie R.
    Jackie RafteryFebruary 22, 2013
    Beautiful view of the city! Lovely quotes around the monument.
  • Karl W.
    Karl WarrenJanuary 21, 2015
    Best to see it at night, its just lit up very pretty
  • Brian B.
    Brian BrandlerSeptember 17, 2011
    Ignore the controversy - this is absolutely worth visiting. A fitting tribute to a great man.
  • Farrukh S.
    Farrukh SeyarJanuary 30, 2015
    Ask for Marcela as server, she is the best.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteNovember 5, 2011
    Evokes Stalinist monstrosities and communist imperialism. A monstrosity and a blight on the Mall.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RosenbergNovember 13, 2012
    MLK Jr. is a boss. A great testament to everything he worked for.
  • Jared S.
    Jared SakOctober 5, 2011
    As with the FDR Memorial, read all his quotes. Truly touching.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MorrisMarch 15, 2016
    Nice Monument of Dr. King at the Martin Luther King Memorial Park, Washington, DC
  • kirstie r.
    kirstie rApril 8, 2013
    Must see as far as monuments ho.
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed AlyousefMarch 26, 2016
    Great man who served the civil rights. he's a leader
  • Krystina
    KrystinaMay 18, 2012
    The address is 1964 Independence Ave to commemorate an eventful year in Dr. King's life.
  • Devonta
    DevontaJanuary 20, 2013
    First Time Here! 2 African American Men Changed the Course of History. Barack & Martin! #2013 #DC #Love #Equality
  • Sierra B.
    Sierra BarkdollMarch 30, 2016
    Big white statue next to the beautiful tidal basin
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisJune 23, 2015
    I love that the statue is unfinished just as his dream is.
  • Shane E.
    Shane EppsSeptember 12, 2011
    Be sure to look for the site out of the plane window if you take off from Reagan Airport.
  • Monica H.
    Monica HJune 27
    Take your time and read all the great quotes... #Mommy2Five
  • Ankush S.
    Ankush SaxenaFebruary 15, 2013
    The new monument dedicated to the great civil rights leader.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BurkmanDecember 30, 2011
    Take a ranger tour, available daily. Ranger Jan Buerger is excellent!
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DavisJanuary 30, 2016
    Love the quotes!!
  • Jose L.
    Jose Lopez FerrerJuly 20, 2013
    Great place to reflect
  • Rice L.
    Rice LiuJune 5, 2015
    Keep walking, the Jefferson memorial is the best
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsApril 14, 2015
    A nice quiet place away from other monuments
  • Peter d.
    Peter den HartogNovember 30, 2015
    Impressive monument
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenFebruary 20, 2012
    Be sure to read every quote here; they are each powerful and full of meaning
  • J R.
    J RApril 8, 2012
    Note that this is the only monument on the national mall for a non-elected official.
  • Maurice F.
    Maurice FarrarMarch 9, 2013
    Must see...IT'S AMAZING!
  • Big S.
    Big SmittySeptember 10, 2011
    WHY is Tommy Hilfiger apart of the dedication in the building of this memorial
  • M. Cole J.
    M. Cole JonesOctober 16, 2011
    This is where President Obama told me that since I was a two term president that I needed to give him tips on his reelection!
  • Kia S.
    Kia SaundersNovember 25, 2015
    Great monument
  • Milena L.
    Milena LoureiroAugust 10, 2014
    A really nice view of Tidal Basin...
  • Kirill K.
    Kirill KukuruzaNovember 8, 2015
    He had a dream
  • Vrushali P.
    Vrushali PNovember 9, 2013
    Hope the current American leaders remember the engravings on the monument here...this isn't a monument but an ideology...
  • Jourdan F.
    Jourdan FlemingJuly 22, 2013
    Awesome, heart touching quotes that are still relevant today!!!
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan Small 🍴🔪March 23, 2015
    A must see!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerAugust 26, 2011
    Notice how Dr. King faces President Jefferson, as if the two great men are having an eternal conversation.
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 10, 2016
    Monument does service to a great American but we hardly learned from his messages !
  • Chris T.
    Chris TNovember 26, 2011
    If you get here walk a little farther to the Roosevelt memorial
  • stepher
    stepherApril 21, 2015
    Inspiring Memorial
  • TIME
    TIMEFebruary 29, 2012
    In 1964, TIME named Martin Luther King, Jr. its "Man of the Year," dubbing him "America's Ghandi."
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyOctober 16, 2016
    Beautiful memorial to an incredible thinker.
  • David G.
    David GannaloApril 21, 2013
    Walk through the valley!
  • Skifchik
    SkifchikJune 4, 2016
    No to racism!
  • Sasha D.
    Sasha DonersonDecember 24, 2011
    Just being able to see this in person was an amazing experience.
  • Susan B.
    Susan BrownJune 27, 2012
    This is the monument to see !!
  • Dominique B.
    Dominique BarniSeptember 24, 2011
    It's beautiful at night! The words seem aglow.
  • Bridget C.
    Lots of similarities with FDR's memorial.
  • Nita S.
    Nita SmileyfaceDecember 12, 2015
    Enjoying the view
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan Small 🍴🔪March 23, 2015
    #respect #MLK
  • Kiley K.
    Kiley KDecember 10, 2016
    Nice place to go and read about
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinJuly 5, 2015
    Read the speeches. Captures MLK much better than the statue.
  • Ivana S.
    Ivana SifuentesNovember 3, 2013
    Listen to a Ranger Talk, you'll get so much out of your visit.
  • BoBB C.
    BoBB ChoateJune 24, 2013
    Quotes are still true today!!!
  • Monica H.
    Monica HJune 27
    The quotes... #Mommy2Five
  • Dave L.
    Dave LazApril 10
    Check it out!
  • Jon D.
    Jon DaMove'December 11, 2011
    Gr8 place to view sunrise.:-)
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerOctober 4, 2014
    It's very impressive 🇺🇸
  • Harjit
    HarjitMay 1, 2013
    Wow! Beautiful, powerful memorial for MLK.
  • Eileen
    EileenDecember 5, 2011
    Larger than life, in many ways.
  • Niels S.
    Niels SwimbergheMay 10, 2015
    Bigger monument than I expected
  • U.S. Embassy Jakarta
    U.S. Embassy JakartaDecember 12, 2011
    Dr Martin Luther King, Jr adlh tokoh perjuangan hak2 sipil & kesetaraan suku di AS. Ia pernah menyampaikan salah satu pidato plg terkenal sepnjg masa: "Saya punya sebuah mimpi".
  • Zé Renato C.
    Zé Renato CellaAugust 23, 2015
    Merecidamente! À beira do rio, belo lugar.
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