World War II Memorial

Monument / Landmark and Historic Site
1750 Independence Ave SW (at 17th St), Washington, D.C. 20024, United States
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  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 11:00 AM–Noon
    • 2:00 PM–6:00 PM
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    Ricky P.
    This place has a great view of the Lincoln Memorial.(7 Tips)
    ThePurplePassport.com
    august granite columns give a sense of peace and perspective(3 Tips)
    Steven A.
    Come anytime sunset or after for the best experience.(2 Tips)
    Dale T.
    You can dip your feet into the central fountain.(13 Tips)
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  • Catia D.

    All my respect for who fought for our freedom

    Catia DaSilva · 1 week ago
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  • Aaron S.

    This is a can't miss!!!

    Aaron Smith · 1 week ago
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  • Zach R.

    A beautiful monument, though I don't think it is as poignant as other war memorials.

    Zach Rand · April 20
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  • John C.

    Excellent outdoor monument. Celebrate those who gave all they had very well

    John Cockerill · April 13
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  • Shay

    Memorial is beautiful at night.

    Shay · April 12
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  • Hannah M.

    Really humbling experience

    Hannah Muery · April 11
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  • Javier

    Todo a lo grande. Potencia americana.

    Javier · April 6
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  • Jason M.

    A wonderful reminder of all those who served and sacrificed during WWII. A beautiful monument.

    Jason Monstrola · April 1
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  • Shavon

    State placards are listed in order they joined the Union.

    Shavon · March 21
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  • Stephen S.

    The wheat wreaths on these pillars represent agriculture and the oak wreaths represent industry.

    Stephen Schimpf · March 19
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  • Guadalupe R.

    Look for your state!

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  • @mrfboyer

    It's mediocre in the winter, but will blow your mind when the water runs in the summer!

    @mrfboyer · March 13
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  • Steven A.

    As long as there aren't undisciplined children running around, this is probably my favorite of the memorials on the Mall. Come anytime sunset or after for the best experience.

    Steven Androphy · February 8
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  • Karl W.

    A great memorial for the greatest generation

    Karl Warren · January 21
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  • Guilherme U.

    Como todos os monumentos de Washington, vale a pena visitar de dia e voltar a noite. Parece que a paisagem se transforma

    Guilherme Umeda · January 3
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  • Giovanni C.

    Bastante concurrido. Muy interesante lugar

    Giovanni Corredor · December 21, 2014
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  • Maggie M.

    I have generally only visited this Memorial during daylight hours, but I went on the evening of Veteran's Day thus year and the Memorial is absolutely stunning in the dark.

    Maggie MacG · November 16, 2014
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  • E L.

    touching.. come at night. incredible views with the lights

    E L · November 15, 2014
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  • Dana ..

    The view at night ♥ breathtaking

    Dana .. · October 15, 2014
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  • Rebecca G.

    Best seen at night. Look behind Delaware for the engraving of kiljoy was here.

    Rebecca Gishkariany · October 14, 2014
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  • Mike B.

    View it at night.

    Mike Barker · October 4, 2014
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  • Desiree Joy F.

    Gorgeous at night or day. Many running groups in the district pass this landmark

    Desiree Joy Frias · September 12, 2014
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  • David V.

    WWII Memorial

    David V · September 7, 2014
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  • Sabrina S.

    Absolutely beautiful

    Sabrina Santos · September 5, 2014
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  • Jimmy K.

    Find your state and more importantly, find the hidden Kilroy.

    Jimmy Kastner · September 4, 2014
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  • Dana P.

    this is a newer memorial absolutely beautiful

    Dana Portnoy · August 26, 2014
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  • Michelle L.

    Gorgeous monument dedicated to those who served. Great views of DC. Fun to find your state and snap a picture!

    Michelle L · August 12, 2014
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  • Dirty B.

    Really well done memorial

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
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  • Jacob F.

    Magic arrives here when the sun departs.

    Jacob Ford · August 9, 2014
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  • Dustin M.

    This is a beautiful monument to a generation that sacrificed for our future.

    Dustin Mallet · August 7, 2014
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  • Justin J.

    A great Memorial with a great design giving an unique impression

    Justin Jacob · August 6, 2014
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  • Jake S.

    Check out the fountains under each Theatre (Pacific and Atlantic), which name each of the battles fought in the conflict.

    Jake Smith · May 19, 2014
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  • Tiago R.

    Mais bonito na primavera

    Tiago Rodrigues · January 6, 2014
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  • Daniela R.

    At night, this memorial is amazing. Truly beautiful...

    Daniela Rodriguez · December 1, 2013
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  • Shannon H.

    Come here at night time

    Shannon Ho · November 30, 2013
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  • Trust for the National Mall

    We hope you enjoyed your visit to the World War II 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
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  • Ashley S.

    Take a picture by your home state... or your favorite state if thats what you prefer. #mco435

    Ashley Shumway · November 17, 2013
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  • Leonardo V.

    El Obelisco!!!

    Leonardo Vivas · October 2, 2013
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  • Easy Figure I.

    Shake hands of veterans and their families! It's a privilege to experience amazing feelings of pride. Listening to their stories makes you literally appreciate what you have. One said: "I was lucky!"

    Easy Figure International · September 24, 2013
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  • Easy Figure I.

    The price for freedom

    Easy Figure International · September 24, 2013
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  • Laura S.

    One of my favorite memorials. Amazing at night.

    Laura Swift · September 15, 2013
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  • Da Z.

    show respect to those lives.

    Da Zhang · September 5, 2013
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  • Егор Г.

    Впечатляющий мемориал павшим войнам во времена второй мировой войны

    Егор Гаврилов · August 29, 2013
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  • Debbie

    My grandfather served

    Debbie · August 16, 2013
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  • Tom S.

    Don't be afraid to get wet!

    Tom Sakell · July 25, 2013
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  • Sheri C.

    I was very impressed. Nice fountain. It was nice taking a picture next to our state.

    Sheri Carbone · July 6, 2013
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  • Carleigh B.

    If it's really hot you can stick your feet in the fountain and not get in trouble

    Carleigh Blanchard · July 4, 2013
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  • Amy W.

    Go see the memorial at sunset when it's all lit up and you can see the sun setting behind the Lincoln memorial. It's absolutely incredible!

    Amy Wilson · July 4, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    The rolling lawn, the calming fountains, and the august granite columns give a sense of peace and perspective that is one of the most emotional experiences in the city. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · June 27, 2013
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  • Mark C.

    Take the time to find a quiet spot and think of those who sacrificed for us. Then snap a pic by your state.

    Mark Cohaagen · June 22, 2013
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