Located on the Tidal Basin, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial creates a visual line of leadership between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. The memorial is an engaging experience conveying four fundamental and recurring themes throughout Dr. King’s life – democracy, justice, hope, and love – and uses natural elements such as water, stone, and trees. A 450-foot inscription wall features more than a dozen Dr. King quotes engraved in granite which serve as a lasting testament of Dr. King’s humanitarian vision. The memorial includes the “Mountain of Despair” and the “Stone of Hope,” which features a 30-foot sculpture of Dr. King.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
Hours: The memorial is open every day of the year.
Parking: General visitor parking is available along Ohio Drive, SW, between the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials.
Metrorail: Orange and Blue Line stops for the Smithsonian are closest to the memorial, but it’s a good walk from the station.