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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed yesterday

Very sobering experience. Truly a recognizable structure in D.C. Easy to get to and close to all of the other sights.

Thank B902
Reviewed yesterday

If you know anyone who was involved in this conflict, this memorial is a must. You will get emotional taking in the shed number of souls represented on this wall.

Thank Marc H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is another one of those iconic DC things you kind of have to do if you have time. It's right next to the Lincoln Memorial so you can knock them both out at the same time, which is nice. I came at night and...More

Thank Ravenito
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is truly a place of reverence. To see the individual names that parents gave their children is humbling. It is great to know that the National Park Service preserves each keepsake left at the wall as part of a museum collection. The respect shown...More

Thank rjfennell
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on 7/10/2017 (Monday): It's breathtaking to really put into perspective the number of lives that were lost in the war until you walk down the entire wall and see how many names are engraved. This Memorial is a dedication to all of those who...More

Thank BrutolMotent
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited the Memorial with a Vietnam Vet. He was so absorbed with locating his friends including the POWs.

Thank Doris S
Reviewed 2 days ago

history buff so love the monuments. Walking the length of this installation only adds weight to the significance of all of those who've served this country. Additionally, it serves as reminder that while not all wars are popular nor leave us the victors, the sacrifices...More

Thank ananole
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a unique and impressive monument to commemorate this period in American history. It deserves a visit while in DC.

Thank arjan d
Reviewed 2 days ago

A poignant presentation and testimony to the diversity & individual sacrifices, the relationships formed during deployment, and the communities & families these many names represent.

Thank CzGw
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting here is very moving. So many names...so much sacrifice. There are always people here looking for names of friends or family members. Check out the books to locate a name before attempting to find it on luck. Highly recommend it.

Thank jburch
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Jenifer A | Reviewed this property |
Off the top of my head, the Smithsonian stop puts you out right in the middle of the national mall, so you'd still have a bit of a walk. Not too far though.
Nancy D
9 August 2015|
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Response from Andrea O | Reviewed this property |
I think your vet friend needs to fill out an application at the honor flight website. I believe the guardians/escorts are volunteers or staff members of honor flight and anyone accompanying the veteran would have to pay for... More
Laura W
5 June 2015|
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Response from Driver1969 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at the Monaco Hotel, and walked everywhere--It could not have been more convenient....well, maybe with the exception of the Lincoln Bedroom.