Out of the Mountain of Despair, a Stone of Hope

Located in downtown Washington, DC, the memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and the struggle for freedom, equality, and justice. A prominent leader in the modern civil rights movement, Dr. King was a tireless advocate for racial equality, working class, and the oppressed around the world.

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2021 Presidential Inauguration

It's going virtual! "Park" at home with us for Inauguration Day celebrations. We've got some presidential stories to tell in national parks.

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Plan Your Visit

Find basic information and tips about visiting the memorial, including directions, hours, and ranger programs.

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Remembering the Man

Learn more about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his continuing legacy in American history and culture.

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Building the Memorial

Discover how the memorial took shape and its place among the iconic monuments in the heart of the nation's capital.

Words engraved on the memorial

Words that Inspire

Read and reflect on quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that are engraved throughout the memorial.

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Volunteer

Be inspired by Dr. King's call for service and help care for the memorial as a volunteer sharing the story or joining service projects.

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African American Civil Rights Network

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is part of a new national network of places commemorating the Civil Right Movement.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial marked on a map of DC

Maps

The memorial is located along Independence Ave SW near the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.

Last updated: January 15, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington , DC 20024

Phone:

(202) 426-6841

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