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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523-6094
+1 800-351-3329
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Huge memorial with so much significance!

You buy your tickets at a beautiful Visitors Center (check out the gift shop), then drive onto the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GG12014
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Aiea, Hawaii
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Impressive display of the D-Day landing. Plenty of time to reflect on the harshness of war. Men at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
don102012
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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The National D-Day Memorial is located in Bedford, Virginia - the community suffering the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation. The Memorial honors the Allied forces that participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II. With its stylized English Garden, haunting invasion tableau, and striking Victory Plaza, the Memorial stands as a powerful permanent tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of D-Day participants. The Memorial is encompassed by the names of the 4,413 Allied soldiers who died in the invasion, the most complete list of its kind anywhere in the world. Visitors can expect both an educational experience as well as an emotional one, as they walk the grounds at the Memorial and leave with a clear understanding of the scale and sacrifices made during the largest amphibious landing the world has ever seen. On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than 5,000 ships and 11,000 aircraft supported the invasion, and by day's end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in France. The D-Day cost was high with more than 9,000 Allied soldiers killed or wounded as the march across Europe to defeat Hitler began.
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3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523-6094
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You buy your tickets at a beautiful Visitors Center (check out the gift shop), then drive onto the memorial grounds. Don’t miss the free tour! Our excellent guide, Charles, told us about the areas of the memorial and really brought D-Day to life for us....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive display of the D-Day landing. Plenty of time to reflect on the harshness of war. Men at the prime of their life making the sacrifice for our freedom.

Thank don102012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of standing and walking. Consider a wheelchair if accessibility is an issue. Dedicated guides. Expansive space with great statues and reliefs. Glad we stopped

Thank TogoNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National D-Day Memorial is a must see. Bob our tour guide gave us not only a comprehensive review of the the whole D-Day story but a story of people. The whole memorial lay-out is not only informative but creates a story filled with emotion....More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're interested in World War II, it's worth the stop. A huge scale monument to our veterans that is privately funded. The included guided tour was very informational. Thank you to our remaining WWII veterans.

Thank Ryan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I went here one afternoon and really enjoyed ourselves! our guide was most helpful & friendly; packed with great information. For those who do not know much about WW2, this is very educational. We can never forget the sacrifices of those who...More

Thank wesleyb483
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Others have already said quite a bit about this memorial that I won't repeat here. But I do highly recommend a visit! Every part of this memorial and park was designed with intentional, poignant tributes to our WW II soldiers and The Bedford Boys. Plan...More

Thank Jeannine D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Bedford on the advice of local friends. I was not disappointed. My guide had been volunteering since 2001 and was very knowlegdable about the monument, history, and had many anecdotes about the locals. There was a group of active servicemen/women there and...More

Thank Landinn D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Driving the Skyline/Blue Ridge. Stayed at Peaks of Otter Lodge...Bedford 15 mins away---the Bride wanted to see this as her Dad was at D-Day. The park is set well off the road...can't be seen initially. You get a $10.00 ticket at the Visitor Center---their parking...More

Thank Patrick201
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Many years ago i read a book entitled The Bedford Boys, It related he story of a group of young men from the town of Bedford,va and surrounding areas who had enlisted to fight in WWII. When June 6,1944 better known as the D Day...More

Thank Nite R
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Ronald C
20 August 2017|
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Response from jgwisdom | Reviewed this property |
$10 and veterans get a discount I think they get $2 off the full price. Well worth the $10, and by all means go with a tour guide, you will be glad you did.
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Ann T
13 March 2017|
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The guided walking tour of the Memorial takes approximately one hour, however, we recommend that you plan two hours for your visit. You may wish to walk around on your own, take photos, or visit the Memorial store for a... More
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