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Panoramic Views at the US Marine Corps War Memorial

"In honor and in memory of the men of the United States Marine Corps who have given their lives to their country since November 10, 1775." US Marine Corps War Memorial

US Marine Corps War Memorial at dusk.
US Marine Corps War Memorial at dusk.

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Based on an iconic image of the second flag-raising on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II, the US Marine Corps War Memorial is dedicated to "the Marine dead of all wars and their comrades of other services who fell fighting beside them."

Thirty-two foot high figures are shown raising a 60-foot bronze flagpole. The flag at the top of the pole flies at full mast 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by presidential proclamation.

From Arlington Ridge, experience a panoramic view of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Capitol Building behind the US Marine Corps War Memorial against the Washington, DC skyline.
Details

Pets must be on a leash that is no more than six feet long and pet owners must dispose of waste in a trash can. 

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22209

Directions

The US Marine Corps War Memorial is in Virginia near Arlington National Cemetery.

By Car

From VA 110 south turn right onto Marshall Drive, then follow signs for the US Marine Corps War Memorial.

From US 50 east take the exit for Rosslyn and the Key Bridge. Turn right onto Meade Street at the top of the ramp. Turn left on Marshall Drive, then follow the signs for the US Marine Corps War Memorial.

From US 50 west cross into Virginia on the Roosevelt Bridge and take the exit for Rosslyn and the Key Bridge. Turn left onto Meade Street at the top of the ramp. Turn left on Marshall Drive, then follow the signs for the US Marine Corps War Memorial.

Parking is available at the US Marine Corps War Memorial. Buses should load and unload in the inner lane. Parking at the memorial is restricted to six vehicles with handicapped parking permits on Tuesdays from 3 pm to 9 pm in June and July and from 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm on August 5 and August 12.

By Metro

The memorial is a 10-15 minute walk from either the Rosslyn or Arlington National Cemetery Metro station.

The memorial grounds are open year-round from 6 am until midnight.

During the summer, the US Marine Corps holds Sunset Parades at the memorial on Tuesday evenings. The memorial plaza is closed to the public from 6 pm to 9 pm on Tuesdays in June and July and from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm on August 5 and August 12. Check parking restrictions below.

To request a ranger program at the US Marine Corps War Memorial please call 703‑235-1530.

Accessibility Information

If your questions concerning accessibility are unanswered after reading this webpage, please contact us at 703-289-2500 or e-mail us.

Service Animals

Service animals are allowed in national parks. For a definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) definition.

Facilities

There are 3 wheelchair accessible parking spaces. The paths surrounding the monument are asphalt.

Programs

Assistive listening devices, or large print brochures may be available by request or with advance notice. For information about individual park programs, please visit park websites. Accessibility information is located under the Plan Your Visit tab.

 

 

Last updated: May 5, 2017