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United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
+1 202-737-2300
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A statue of The Lone Sailor peers over this memorial, which consists of a plaza bearing a granite world map flanked by waterfalls and fountains. The heritage center contains exhibits on naval history.
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“nice tribute” (6 reviews)
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701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-737-2300
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Wow. We stumbled on this memorial while heading to a museum. It was such a treat. The bronze artwork surrounding the memorial depicting different aspects of the navy and the jobs they do were fantastic. The art astounding. I spent a long time looking at...More

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Came because we wanted to hear and see the Navy Band performance. We didn't realize there was a beautiful memorial to see as well. We missed the museum because the performance is in the evening and the museum was closed. If you have an opportunity...More

Thank RecreationV
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This memorial should be on more must see lists. We thought it was very well designed and honestly beautiful. Amazing place to walk around and pay tribute and respect.

Thank dnship
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I came here before, and I said at the time that I felt this was an under-appreciated Memorial : it's very imaginatively designed, and impactfully delivered - particularly on a good day, it's also a great place to sit, reflect on its themes, and enjoy...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

This beautiful monument is right next to the national archives. It's a must see on any trip to DC and it's location makes it easy.

Thank jess290718
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We really enjoyed our time at the memorial and my husband ship plaque. What a great way to honor those who served.

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great tribute to the men and women who currently serve and have served in the US Navy. The Lone Sailor statue in the plaza is very touching.

Thank Roadtripsters2015
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must stop for anyone that has ties or any interest in the History of the US Navy. The fountains and yard arms are all arranged in a unique manner. The panels around the memorial all have a historic event depicted that show...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had not intended to visit this lovely memorial and heritage center, but when we came up out of the subway, my husband noticed it and so we decided to visit. So glad we did! Beforehand, I didn't even know this memorial existed. What a...More

Thank Lori_in_KingWilliam
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Mostly underground, the Navy Memorial encourages contemplation of the role U.S. sailors have played in defending their country. I have been to many events here, held in the comfortable auditorium. I always look forward to spending time in this quite, patriotic locale. There are many...More

Thank NikaJunie
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