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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

1850 West Basin Drive SW, Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
+1 202-426-6841
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1850 West Basin Drive SW, Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
National Mall
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The newest of the Mall's monuments it is a fitting tribute to a man of action. There is an irony in a man of Dr. King's stature and skin colour being modeled out of white sandstone. Just off the Mall it is well worth the...More

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 3 days ago

A large statue of an inspirational leader who fought for the rights of the ethnic community. Around the statue facing the basin are larger than life tablets of stone with some parts of his speeches engraved into them. Very impressive to say the least.

Thank Bucketgob
Reviewed 6 days ago

This memorial stands halfway between the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial at the edge of the tidal basin. With a huge statue of MLK Jr in front of a massive wedge, and famous quotes inscribed in the walls, this memorial commemorates his ideals and...More

Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed 6 days ago

For some reason, this is not a monument that is really famous outside of America. As a foreigner, I know about the Lincoln Memorial etc., but had no idea what this one looked like. As such, it was fascinating to approach this monument and be...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial makes me proud to be an African American Male. The tribute to MLK Jr. is exceptional. The location is perfect! I plan to return next time i'm in the city.

Thank JMW9614
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you spend a few hours or a much shorter time, this monument is a serious part of American history.

Thank anitah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to DC and I wanted to see the MLK memorial. It’s huge. It’s definitely something to see at least once.

Thank mjgh8776
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the MLK Memorial as part of the Moonlight Monument tour and were not disappointed. Impressive monument.

1  Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long overdue monument in Washington DC it was finally after three prior trips that we had the opportunity to visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial on Saturday, the unseasonably warm and sunny weather finding his likeness carved from a massive rock and standing...More

Thank Michael U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with wife and kids during thanksgiving. Was a great time to visit. Relatively quiet. A newer monument. It’s a powerful visit. Done very well. Wanted my kids to experience more history than just reading about it. They were moved by the display.

Thank Csat-NOLA
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