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  • Address: Henry Bacon Drive, at Constitution Avenue NW, National Mall, Washington D.C., USA
  • Hours: Open 24 hours a day
  • Admission: Free

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tours

If not one of the most powerful in the world, the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial is certainly one of the most powerful in Washington D.C. The iconic memorial is comprised of two walls of polished black granite, on which the names of the 58,209 soldiers killed in the Vietnam War are inscribed. It's an eloquent inversion of the Mall's other monuments: rather than a pale, ornate structure reaching skyward, it's dark, austere and burrows into the earth, symbolizing the war's wound to the national psyche.

Paper indices at both ends help you locate individual names. The most moving remembrances are notes, medals, and mementos left by survivors, family and friends; some of these are collected by park rangers and displayed at the National Museum of American History.

Nearby is the tree-ringed Women in Vietnam Memorial depicting female soldiers aiding a fallen man. Veterans dedicated to finding lost POWs have set up permanent camps around the monument, passing out pamphlets and Congressional petitions to search for soldiers still missing three decades after the war's end.

Practical Info

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located northeast of the Lincoln Memorial, on the National Mall, and is accessible via metro and bus. The memorial is also near the Conservatory Garden and the Reflecting Pool, which fronts the Lincoln Memorial. Allow 20 to 30 minutes for your visit.

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Morning DC Small-Group Bus Tour, Washington DC, null
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Morning DC Small-Group Bus Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

This morning bus tour offers the flexibility to visit DC's major attractions without feeling rushed from place to place, leaving plenty of time to explore on ...  Read more

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

From USD $59.00
Moonlit Motor Coach Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up, Washington DC, City Tours
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Moonlit Motor Coach Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore the popular monuments in Washington, DC with this guided, 3-hour tour of the National Mall at night. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00
Private Washington DC Deluxe City Tour, Washington DC, Night Tours
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Private Washington DC Deluxe City Tour

Enjoy all the sites of our nation's capital from the luxury of your premium SUV, 15-passenger van,or a Coach on a 3 hour guided tour of Washington DC. Start ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $95.00
Morning Monuments Tour of Washington DC, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Morning Monuments Tour of Washington DC

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore the famous landmarks and monuments of Washington, DC on this guided, 3-hour, walking and riding sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00
Monuments of DC Segway Tour, Washington DC, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Monuments of DC Segway Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Explore the monuments of Washington, DC, on this 2.5-hour segway tour. See the all the monuments DC National Mall has to offer, including the Jefferson ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Arlington Cemetery and National Mall Monuments Bus Tour, Washington DC, Segway Tours
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Arlington Cemetery and National Mall Monuments Bus Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Visit Arlington National Cemetery and explore some of the most-famous monuments and memorials around Washington, DC on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $80.00
DC After Dark, Washington DC, Half-day Tours
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DC After Dark

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Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington, DC at night on this guided, 3-hour, small-group sightseeing tour. Hop on board a motor coach or ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Guided DC City Bus Tour Plus Potomac River Cruise, Washington DC, Night Tours
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Guided DC City Bus Tour Plus Potomac River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore the best of Washington, DC with a guided, 6-hour bus and walking tour of the city's top sites. This exciting tour includes a (seasonal) 1 hour river ...  Read more

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

From USD $69.99
Private DC Monuments at Night Biking Tour, Washington DC, City Tours
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Private DC Monuments at Night Biking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Bicycling among DC illuminated marble monuments is magical against the night sky. Ride stress free on the safest routes around Washington DC with your own ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hrs

From USD $349.00
Sunset Segway Tour of Washington DC, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Sunset Segway Tour of Washington DC

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The sunset and segways make a perfect combination on this 2.5 hour tour of Washington, DC. Ride around the National Mall to see the illuminated monuments as ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.00

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