Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat.
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  • Jessica K
    Tarpon Springs, Florida455 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Korean War Memorial
    This is one of the most beautiful memorials in my opinion. The etched wall, statues and names of those lost are really powerful reminders of how awful wars are. Easy to access, close to the Lincoln Memorial. There are bathrooms nearby and drinking fountains.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 25, 2023
  • David H
    Bury, United Kingdom1,634 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual
    I visited on the night tour, but after the tour guide building up the experience, the lights went out just as we approached! Fortunately I had time to pop back the next day to witness this most unusual memorial, with the statues spread out across the site, as if in battle. Very interesting and moving.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 17, 2023
  • montanapescado
    Albuquerque, New Mexico1,368 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most gripping of all the war memorials
    For me, this is the ultimate war memorial. While uniformly gray, the Pancho clad statues slogging through the field have a compelling life to them. Pro tip: try to go at dusk for maximum effect. One of my visits was on a very foggy evening, which was positively overwhelming.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 1, 2024
  • I W
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom309 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome memorial
    Of all the memorials on the Mall, I think this is the most atmospheric. If you approach from behind, you feel like you are part of the squadron emerging from the forest into the paddy fields. We visited twice, one during the day and the other during the evening. Totally different atmosphere after dark. Worth the trip.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 17, 2024
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I W
Leicestershire, UK309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Of all the memorials on the Mall, I think this is the most atmospheric. If you approach from behind, you feel like you are part of the squadron emerging from the forest into the paddy fields. We visited twice, one during the day and the other during the evening. Totally different atmosphere after dark. Worth the trip.
Written June 17, 2024
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Rachel & Andy
344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Visited: 08/07/2023

A stunning memorial to the Korean War Veterans. The detail in all the sculptures is mesmerising and the faces of the soliders is particularly haunting.
Written June 14, 2024
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LindsayNjoe429
628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
When walking through all the sight seeing, we passed through this amazing spot honoring the soldiers. I highly recommend seeing it!
Written June 13, 2024
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GMH153
Widley, UK650 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Of all the memorials on the Mall this one is very powerful depicting a section of troops on patrol against the walls of named warriors and etched faces under the banner of Freedom is not Free

It is very sad that there were far more missing than killed across US and UN troops

Whilst effective during the day it has much more feeling at night
Written June 13, 2024
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moodblu
West Valley City, UT1,436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Both my father and my husband’s father served in the US Air Force during the Korean war, so the Korean War Memorial was a of particular interest to us. It’s a poignant portrayal of the war and the soldiers who fought. There is a reflecting wall, which features etchings of the many types of support people that contributed in other ways than being combat soldiers. Not really good for pictures after sunset, I was glad we had a chance to come back in daylight the next day for some better pictures. There were symbolisms of the 38th parallel, marking the division between North and South Korea, portrayed by 19 soldiers and 19 stone lines on the ground, making 38 of each, when reflected in the adjacent wall. There is a circular monument around a pool with the names of al the casualties of the war. This was a solemn visit for me.
Written May 4, 2024
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andyh67186334
Coalville, UK9,691 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I was walking along the National Mall and saw the Korean War Veterans Monument in the distance.
The sculptures are very life like and the plaque to the fallen was very moving.
Written April 14, 2024
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s david
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It’s nice but very small and you have to walk around to figure it out
I love the statues but it is a really tiny memorial and take it from there
Written April 11, 2024
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
For me, this is the ultimate war memorial. While uniformly gray, the Pancho clad statues slogging through the field have a compelling life to them. Pro tip: try to go at dusk for maximum effect. One of my visits was on a very foggy evening, which was positively overwhelming.
Written March 1, 2024
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Bea
974 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Truly amazing, especially when seen in the evening. Soldiers in trenches, ''Freedom is not Free'' fountain, etched wall, many names of fallen heroes. Truly beautiful and impressive.
Written December 13, 2023
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LisaMNUSA
Saint Paul, MN980 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
I had the same feeling as when I was visiting Vietnam Memorial. I was sad to see so many names on the wall.
Written October 27, 2023
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