Korean War Veterans Memorial

Landmark, Memorial Site
10 Daniel French Dr SW (at Independence Ave SW)
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 426-6841


  • Dedicated in 1995, this memorial honors the U.S. military members who served in the Korean War (1950-53). More than 54,000 Americans were killed, while more than 100,000 others were wounded.
  • 19 Statues: 14 Army, 2 Marines, 1 Navy, 1 Air Force. Each weighs~1,000 lbs. Reflected on the wall it creates the image of a total of 38 statues, symbolic of the 38th Parallel & 38 months of the war.
  • Pay your respects to the soldiers that lost their life for freedom.
  • Freedom is not free!
  • 19 stainless steel statues. Each measures 73-76 tall & weighs 1000 lbs each. 164' long black granite wall has sandblasted onto it over 2,400 actual photos from war. More site info via<LINK>
  • Gorgeous! Check it out....
  • Check the Korean War Memorial out at night!
  • Incredibly touching memorial and very thought provoking.
  • No matter where you are there is one soldier statue looking directly at you
  • One of the most powerful, haunting, awesome memorial I have ever seen
  • My favorite DC memorial
  • Bring your children...teach them about sacrifice.
  • Look around you, there are always living veterans from every conflict gathered at this memorial.
  • Leave a legacy, teach your children...
  • one of the most powerful memorial I've seen.. breathtaking impression
  • Another historic memorial on the runners' path
  • My father was in the korean war. This is awesome
  • Go at night w/high expectations VERY moving.
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  • Awesome during night time

Nearby places

2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW (btwn Constitution & Independence Ave SW)
1850 W Basin Drive SW (at Independence Ave SW)
5 Henry Bacon Dr NW (at Constitution Ave NW)