Things To Do
As you explore the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, you will have views of quotes from throughout King's lifetime and of a striking sculpture of the civil rights leader. You will also have views of cherry trees and the Tidal Basin.
A bookstore is located near the memorial, offering a wide variety of products to commemorate your visit and learn more.
Ranger programs and site tours are available throughout the day. Look for signs in the memorial for the next program's location and start time. Ask a ranger if you have questions about the memorial! See a full listing of park ranger programs on the Schedule of Events.
Kids can pick up a Junior Ranger booklet at the information window at the bookstore. The book is filled with activities to explore the National Mall and Memorial Parks and find out more about the memorials.
Nearby points of interest include the District of Columbia War Memorial and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
Did You Know?
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, culminated in Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered a stone’s throw away from the memorial, before the Reflecting Pool, underneath the benevolent watch of the statue of President Abraham Lincoln.