• the words 'Here we mark the price of freedom' on a plaza in front of wall of stars

    World War II Memorial

    District of Columbia

Plan Your Visit

Welcome to the World War II Memorial
The World War II Memorial was dedicated on May 29, 2004 to honor the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S. during World War II, the more than 400,000 who died, and the millions who supported the war effort from home.The Memorial is located adjacent to the Washington Monument, in the heart of the National Mall.

The World War II Memorial is a unit of National Mall and Memorial Parks.

 

Maps and Directions

Use National Mall and Memorial Parks award-winning wayfinding
system of maps and pylons to navigate your way around the National Mall.

Or visit our Directions page to find your way here by public transportation,
bicycle, car, or air.

 
lincoln memorial and washington monument at night

Carol Highsmith Photo

Hours and Seasons

National Mall and Memorial Parks is open 24 hours a day. The early evening and morning hours are beautiful and tranquil times to visit. The World War II Memorial fountains are winterized from approximately December through March.

Please visit the Operating Hours and Seasons for more information on staffing and visitor center hours.

 

Things To Do
Use the links below to discover more about visiting the iconic monument and memorial protected by National Mall and Memorial Parks.But don't stop there!

Visit our Things to Do and Calendar of Events pages to discover a wide of array of activities from paddle boats and bike tours to nighttime walks with a park ranger.

 

Nearby Attractions

 
 

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