Plan Your Visit

Statue of man folding his arms looking off in the distance coming out of a large stone

NPS / Nathan King

There is no fee to visit. The memorial is open 24 hours a day.

Get directions. From Smithsonian Metro, it's a 15-20 minute walk following Independence Avenue to the west.

The memorial is an outdoor setting.

Bookstore, restrooms, and drinking fountains are located across West Basin Drive near the main entrance.

Things to do include ranger programs at times posted in the memorial.

While you're here, you may want to visit the adjacent Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial or head to the Lincoln Memorial and find the spot on the steps where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.


Last updated: March 29, 2021

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