Martin Luther King Jr Memorial
District of Columbia War Memorial
This small Greek-style temple commemorates local soldiers killed in WWI, making it the only local District memorial on the Mall. Twelve...
National WWII Memorial Kiosk
This information kiosk sits beside the memorial to the south and lets you look through the registry of war veterans.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
The 7.5-acre memorial pays tribute to the longest-serving president in US history and the era he governed. Visitors are taken through...
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Martin Luther King Jr Memorial information
Opened in 2011, this is the Mall’s first memorial dedicated to a nonpresident, as well as to an African American. Sculptor Lei Yixin carved the piece. Besides Dr King’s image, known as the Stone of Hope, there are two blocks behind him that represent the Mountain of Despair. A wall inscribed with King’s stirring quotes flanks the statues. It sits in a lovely spot on the banks of the Tidal Basin.