World War I Memorial

For the first time, the flag was raised over the World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C.'s Pershing Park on April 16, 2021. A 65-foot bronze sculptural wall, called A Soldier's Journey, will eventually be the centerpiece of this memorial but will not open until Memorial Day 2024. Once completed, the wall will be the largest of its kind in the world. It is divided into three sections, with one area showing how civilians became soldiers, the middle part showing their efforts during the war, and the final part showcasing the unbreakable ties that soldiers form during wartimes. Meanwhile, visitors can see the statue of General Pershing, who gallantly led America's troops during World War I. The memorial covers 116,516 cubic feet, with each foot representing a soldier who died during World War I. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near World War I Memorial

Follow the quotation walls around the World War I Memorial as they guide your experience through different periods of the war. Stop and see the various statues. Pay your respects to the brave men and women who died during World War I at the reflecting pool. 

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How To Get To World War I Memorial

It is easy to walk from Lafayette Square to the World War I Memorial in about four minutes. From the north end of the square, head east until you reach the corner. Turn right, and walk down 14th Street Northwest. The White House will be on your right. Directly after you pass the White House grounds, you will be at the park.


Penn Avenue Northwest between 14th & 15th, Washington, D.C. 20003 

Fee: Entry Fee (per person)

There is no entry fee to visit the World War I Memorial.

Pay tribute to the men and women who gave their all during World War I by visiting the World War I Memorial. This memorial that opened in 2021 is just south of the White House in the area formerly known as Pershing Park. A great way to explore this area is by bringing your RV to Washington, D.C. If you do not have one, then rent one from RVshare.