Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Monument / Landmark, Sculpture Garden, and Historic Site · Northwest Washington
5 Henry Bacon Dr NW (Constitution Ave. NW), Washington, D.C. 20024, United States
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    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
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    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
    • 8:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM

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  • What you need to know
    "fallen soldiers of the Vietnam War."(6 Tips)
    Jacob F.
    "Google “making the memorial” for an essay by Maya Lin"(3 Tips)
    Alex L.
    "A diamond means they died."(3 Tips)
    Shay-Jahen M.
    "Missing In Action and a filled in cross signifies"(6 Tips)
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  • Joe C.

    Beautiful. Enough with the Segways though.

    Joe Cooper · 3 weeks ago
  • Pamela J.

    A very special place for me my dad SSGT Daniel Holcomb and other Vietman Soldiers who fought and loss their lives

    Pamela Johnson · October 24
  • Lauren B.

    Moving especially since my grandfathers name is here

    Lauren Bacon · September 23
  • Melissa R.

    Very moving memorial.

    Melissa Reohr · July 15
  • Jacob F.

    Design geek? Google “making the memorial” for an essay by Maya Lin, the architect. Simplicity is hard.

    Jacob Ford · July 12
  • Katie W.

    There's a giant book along the grass that helps you find your loved one's name, as the wall is not sorted alphabetically.

    Katie Willard · June 21
  • Benjamin T.

    Beautiful Vista, great to see the names of so many that have fallen. Tons of veterans visit, so it's always a great way to get to know the sacrifices some have made.

    Benjamin Troxel · June 13
  • Aaron S.

    Very touching to see. Don't take any of the notes left behind. The smithsonian keeps them all!

    Aaron Smith · May 13
  • Tianyu F.

    Special monument design.

    Tianyu Fang · May 1
  • John C.

    Very solemn monument. Walking along the length of it is very sad. The design of it though is very symbolic and creative.

    John Cockerill · April 13
  • Hannah M.

    Literally brought tears to my eyes.

    Hannah Muery · April 11
  • Guadalupe R.

    I got a knot in my throat and I got all teary! The monument is a couple of feet away from Abraham Lincoln's memorial. "Freedom is not free"

  • Steven A.

    Keep your voice down, control your children and walk by the wall in awe. Also, if it's raining or the ground is still wet, the walkway can get pretty slippery.

    Steven Androphy · February 8
  • Shay-Jahen M.

    Look for the little symbols next to the names. A diamond means they died. A cross means they were Missing In Action and a filled in cross signifies that they were MIA but later found

  • S_J L.

    another powerful memorial, amazing.

    S_J L · November 15, 2014
  • Mike B.

    Visit at night 🇺🇸

    Mike Barker · October 4, 2014
  • Alex L.

    Powerful memorial. A diamond means they died. A cross next to the name means they were lost. If it has a circle on the cross means they found them. No name has a circle next to it...

    Alex Lazo Vasquez · August 14, 2014
  • Dirty B.

    So moving and impressive

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
  • Jane C. learn how to add name of Vietnam Veteran to Memotial Wall - the names of those who died post-war, but a as result of it (ie: SDC/USMC Capt, in 2004)

    Jane C · June 22, 2014
  • Jake S.

    Don't touch or move the memorials placed at the foot of the wall. These pieces are preserved and cataloged by the Smithsonian for "The Price We Pay" Exhibit at the Museum of American History.

    Jake Smith · May 19, 2014
  • Lauren B.

    If you have a relative that has their name on the wall- someone will do a rubbing for you to take home. Just find their name in the books nearby

    Lauren Bacon · March 24, 2014
  • Trust for the National Mall

    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
  • Alicia H.

    Amazing Park Ranger tour guide at the Vietnam Memorial

    Alicia Hunt · August 29, 2013
  • Stephanie P.

    An amazing and somber memorial reminding us that freedom is not always free.

    Stephanie P. · July 15, 2013
  • Sheri C.

    Check out the book with all the names so you can find someone fast on the wall. I made this a must on my list of places to stop.

    Sheri Carbone · July 6, 2013

    Set across from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, this solemn yet contemplative monument provides a quiet space for visitors to remember the fallen soldiers of the Vietnam War. Read more · June 27, 2013
  • Rasmus

    Go on a day it doesn't rain, was pouring today and didn't get to really take it all in

    Rasmus · May 7, 2013
  • Motorcycle L.

    Rolling Thunder Ride For Freedom ends at the Vietnam Memorial. A truly incredible event. The Saluting Marine, a big part of Rolling Thunder, has a great story. Read more

    Motorcycle Lawyer · April 11, 2013
  • Leanna A.

    Try to see either very early or late in the day otherwise very crowded

    Leanna Alexis · April 2, 2013
  • Desmond E.

    Very worthwhile monument to visit. It makes you realize how much was sacrificed.

    Desmond Edwards · March 26, 2013
  • Isadore C.

    The black granite wall was constructed as a place of healing and reconciliation for the families, friends and supporters of the more than 58,000 slain or missing soldiers.

    Isadore Calderon · January 27, 2013
  • Matt M.

    A must see !

    Matt Marquez · January 22, 2013
  • Matt R.

    You can't visit this site and NOT be moved. If you have friends/family on 'The Wall' be sure to grab a pencil and paper to "rub off" their names.

    Matt Rosenberg · November 13, 2012
  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Designed by Maya Lin while a student at Yale (for which she received a 'B'). More than 150K objects have been left here over yrs including Harley Davidson and tiger cage. Full site history here<LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 26, 2012
  • Jamie W.

    Multiple sites, all powerful remembrances.

    Jamie Wagner · July 29, 2012
  • Jonathan K.

    Reflecting at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

    Jonathan Kolanowski · July 24, 2012
  • The White House

    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and celebrate those who served. Read more

    The White House · June 19, 2012
  • Steven K.

    God Bless Vietnam Vets. I understand PTSD. Flag Day is June 14th. Learn what the American Flag meant to EMTs and paramedics at Ground Zero. Read more

    Steven Kanarian · June 11, 2012
  • Samuel G.

    Bring a box of tissues its an emotianal mounment

    Samuel Goodwin · June 9, 2012
  • Laura N.

    31W 48 John T Hare - stop by to thank my cousin John

    Laura N. · May 28, 2012
  • Todd G.

    Take your kids no matter how they may grumble.

    Todd Gerber · May 15, 2012
  • Tony M.

    Truly amazing...

    Tony McDonald · May 2, 2012
  • Shae M.

    My 3rd cousin James C. Wears is located 23 E, line 47. So sad ):

    Shae Mullins · April 13, 2012
  • William T.

    long overdue!!

    William Thorne · April 8, 2012
  • Jenny B.

    They have paper & graphite for making rubbings.

    Jenny Barnett Rohrs · April 7, 2012
  • Julie C.

    59,272 names on the wall.

    Julie Crawford Thomas · March 11, 2012
  • Cozmik

    I make my annual photojournalistic pilgrimage here every year during Memorial Day weekend + Rolling Thunder. Amazing people & moments to shoot & meet. See me there!

    Cozmik · December 3, 2011
  • Carolyn H.

    Bring a pencil if you choose to make a rubbing of a loved one

    Carolyn Hall Jensen · December 1, 2011
  • Mary G.

    Quietly stand a moment and take it all in

    Mary Ghazarian · October 30, 2011
  • Mario F.

    Terribly lit at night, we walked by it twice without realizing it. Go during the day.

    Mario Fernandez Jr · September 18, 2011

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