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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed yesterday

We went in the evening as the weather was hot. Can not understand that there was no effective lighting of the monument and memorial. Wanted to honour these people but was greatly disappointed.

Thank goldenroadpilgrim
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Vietnam Memorial is one of the first memorials that allows visitors to walk through history and physically touch the names of people who gave their lives during the Vietnam War. It is very moving to start at the earliest years of the war and...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fulfilled an item on my bucket list. Very emotional experience. With the docent I know understand the meaning and intent of the physical structure. At the center one stands below ground level similar to being buried

Thank pattischmidt
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow! You hear about this wall all the time but seeing it and listening the the vets talk about it is something you can't just be told about you have to experience.

Thank staceypremo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of my favorite places to visit in D.C. Sooooooo moving! The mementos left by friends and family coupled with the sight of Vietnam veterans honoring and mourning their comrades really bring it to life!

Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is such a haunting memorial. Come see it...it's close to everything in Washington DC. It's so many names!!

Thank Elliott P
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very moving memorial for my generation. Easy access to finding names however, it would be a great addition if they would add looking by hometown.

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 2 days ago

A memorial to those who sacrificed their lives for liberty Must be seen both in daylight and at night. A tribute to a time of contention and dissent and patriotism .A very moving experience as you walk the wall.

Thank Edh707
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beyond moving! I live through that period in our history and it brought a tear to my eye and I'm not even in the military or lost a friend or family member in the war.

Thank JDH1954
Reviewed 2 days ago

very moving and much bigger than I had anticipated--easy to located a name and look for it--so many names

Thank buckmi
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closest Metro station
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Response from Jenifer A | Reviewed this property |
Off the top of my head, the Smithsonian stop puts you out right in the middle of the national mall, so you'd still have a bit of a walk. Not too far though.
Nancy D
A 91 yr old vet friend would like me to be his escort on an honor flight. I am an 80 yr old woman ( not a vet). What would be the requirements for me to do this?
9 August 2015|
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Response from Andrea O | Reviewed this property |
I think your vet friend needs to fill out an application at the honor flight website. I believe the guardians/escorts are volunteers or staff members of honor flight and anyone accompanying the veteran would have to pay for... More
Laura W
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4 June 2015|
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Response from Driver1969 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at the Monaco Hotel, and walked everywhere--It could not have been more convenient....well, maybe with the exception of the Lincoln Bedroom.