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National World War II Memorial

Part of the National Mall and National Park Service, this memorial to American citizens who served in World War II lies at the eastern end of the Lincoln Memorial’s Reflecting Pool. Designed by Austrian-American avant-garde architect Friedrich St. Florian and dedicated in 2004, this 7.4-acre, oval-shaped site consists of 56 granite pillars, two triumphal arches, and a reflecting pool with two fountains.

Each 17-foot pillar symbolizes a different U.S. state or territory, and the two 43-foot arches are dedicated to America’s victory in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, respectively. On 24 bronze panels at the memorial’s entrance, moving bas-relief scenes depict the process of drafting and training soldiers, sending them overseas and into battle, and welcoming them back home, either alive or dead.  A series of over 4,000 gold stars symbolizes the sacrifices made by over 400,000 Americans from “the Greatest Generation,” and two pieces of “Gilroy Was Here” graffiti allude to the importance this cartoon soldier had for American troops abroad.

Visitor parking is available for free along Ohio Drive south of the Lincoln Memorial, or just south of the Jefferson Memorial in Lots A, B and C. No Metrorail stations are entirely adjacent to the Memorial, but the Farragut North, Metro Center, Farragut West, McPherson Square, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, L’Enfant Plaza and Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter stations are all within several blocks’ walking distance.

Park rangers are on-site each day and offer tours every hour on the hour, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House ... 
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Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House and Lincoln Memorial

4.5 star rating: Recommended 402 Reviews

Experience Washington DC’s most sought-after attractions like a true VIP insider. Beat the long lines and enjoy reserved entry to the US Capitol Building for a ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.99
Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour, Washington DC, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 368 Reviews

See the very best of Washington DC in one day! Aboard a state-of-the-art, luxury 30-passenger coach for a narrated 6-hour tour, see the White House, the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials Tour, Washington DC, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 139 Reviews

Explore Washington DC’s Arlington National Cemetery and most famous memorials on this 5-hour coach or van and walking tour. See JFK’s grave site ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.99
Washington DC in a Day Tour, Washington DC, Half-day Tours
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Washington DC in a Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 217 Reviews

Soak up the best of Washington DC on this full-day tour that combines informative narration with free time to explore popular sights. Step off your coach to ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.99
Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley and Monuments by Moonlight Tour, Washington DC, ... 
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Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley and Monuments by Moonlight Tour

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Explore Washington DC at your leisure on a hop-on hop-off trolley and see the city's landmarks illuminated on a guided night tour with this super saver combo. ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $78.00
Washington DC Guided City Tour by Bus, Washington DC, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Washington DC Guided City Tour by Bus

Marvel at the beauty and rich history of our nation’s capital with the help of Excellent Tours! Learn the stories behind some of our country’s most iconic ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $195.00

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