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“Beautiful Monument”

United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
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Private US Navy Tour in Washington DC
Ranked #74 of 488 things to do in Washington DC
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Owner description: A statue of The Lone Sailor peers over this memorial, which consists of a plaza bearing a granite world map flanked by waterfalls and fountains. The heritage center contains exhibits on naval history.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We came upon this monument on our way to another stop, it was a nice discovery. While the fountains were not on, it was still nice. The plaques around the monument showing different aspects of the Navy are really neat. The sailor statue reminded me of a picture of my grandfather, who was in the Pacific during World War II.

Thank dclmom34
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Fountains were not working which was a pity. It's nice but I was expecting something more opulent and fitting perhaps.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Wow. We stumbled on this memorial while heading to a museum. It was such a treat. The bronze artwork surrounding the memorial depicting different aspects of the navy and the jobs they do were fantastic. The art astounding. I spent a long time looking at each. So detailed and delicate. They were coming out of the plaques making it 3 dimensional in some places. Very clever

1  Thank Cookster_11
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Came because we wanted to hear and see the Navy Band performance. We didn't realize there was a beautiful memorial to see as well. We missed the museum because the performance is in the evening and the museum was closed. If you have an opportunity to see this band, they were wonderful. Professional, majestic and enjoyable. There is a march into the open area of the memorial with a flag and rifle demonstration, after which a very professional Navy Band preforms an assortment of music. Get there at least 1/2 hour early to get a seat.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This memorial should be on more must see lists.
We thought it was very well designed and honestly beautiful.
Amazing place to walk around and pay tribute and respect.

1  Thank dnship
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