Korean War Veterans Memorial

The Korean War Veterans Memorial situated in Washington, D.C.  On the west of Potomac Park, south East side of the Lincoln Memorial and south of the Reflecting Pool. It remembers all those who served in the Korean War. The Korean War Veterans Memorial establish by the U.S. Congress on October 28, 1986.

Its design and development handl by the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board and the American Battle Monuments Commission.

The preliminary design rivalry won in 1986 by a team of four architects from The Pennsylvania State University. But this team withdrew as it turned clear that modifications need to fulfill the advisory board and examining agencies. The ultimate design was by Cooper-Lecky Architects who oversaw cooperation between several designers.

Engraved on marble blocks near the water pool at the east end of the monument are the victim statistics for the soldiers who fought in the war.


United States: 54,246
United Nations: 628,833

United States: 7,140
United Nations: 92,970

United States: 103,284
United Nations: 1,064,453

United States: 8,177
United Nations: 470,267


How to reach ?

By Public Transportation

Public Transportation is the best option for reaching National Mall and Memorial Park sites easily and conveniently. There are many options to reach us via Washington, DC’s Subway system known as Metro, or bicycle via Capital Bikeshare. The National Mall Circulator Loop bus will provide easy access around the National Mall and convenient connections to other Circulator buses for visits to uptown sites. Trains including Amtrak, MARC, andVRE service Union Station and/or L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C.

By Car

Interstate 395 provides access to the Mall from the South. From Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Tthe Cabin John Parkway provide access from the North. Through Interstate 66, U.S. Routes 50 and 29 provide access from the West. U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the East.


General parking is available on West Basin Drive, on Ohio Drive SW, and at the Tidal Basin parking lot along Maine Ave., SW. Handicap parking and bus loading zone are available on Home Front Drive SW, accessed from southbound 17th St.

Korean War Veterans Memorial Timings

24 hours a day

Korean War Veterans Memorial Fees


Korean War Veterans Memorial Location

10 Daniel French Dr, SW, Washington, D.C.
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
Website: www.nps.gov

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