Plan Your Visit
The World War II Memorial is a unit of National Mall and Memorial Parks. This memorial stands prominently along the highly symbolic central vista of the National Mall and possesses numerous symbolic elements of its own.
Join a ranger program and learn more about the World War II Memorial! Check for signs at the memorial for tour starting locations and times. See the Schedule of Park Events for ranger programs throughout the park.
Did You Know?
Time Magazine, in their May 3, 2004, review of the new World War II Memorial, critically commented, “Il Duce would have loved it.” Some of the early criticism of the memorial elements centered on their similarity to some of the Nazi and Fascist architecture of the 1930s and 1940s.