Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., pays tribute to the living and dead who were part of the war effort. Many people come here to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and to find their loved ones' names on it. Many choose to leave flowers or other remembrances at the wall. While the black wall is eye-catching, you will also want to see the Three Soldiers monument and other nearby memorial features. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Vietnam Veterans Memorial

If you lost someone close to you or one of your ancestors during the Vietnam War, you can find his or her name among the 58,000 names on the wall. Use the catalog near the memorial’s entrance to see the panel number where the name is located. You will also want to view the Three Soldiers statue as it is the first piece of art on the National Mall created by an African American artist, a man named Frederick Hart. Many find this location a great place to slow down and reflect.

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How To Get To Vietnam Veterans Memorial

It is easy to get to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from the White House. Head east from the White House until you reach 15th Street Northwest. Take it south to Constitution Avenue Northwest, and turn right. Use the left two lanes to turn on Henry Bacon Drive, and you will be at the memorial. 


5 Henry Bacon Drive Northwest, Washington D.C. 20245 

Fee: Entry Fee (per person)

There is no entry fee.

Pay tribute to the brave men and women who served in the Vietnam War and willingly served their country. Then, explore the area around the memorial, which includes the Lincoln and Washington monuments and many lesser-known memorials. You can also enjoy shopping and dining in the area, and there are lots of great hiking trails nearby. You will find the location near this monument very pedestrian-friendly. There are also excellent places to camp, so bring your RV. If you do not have an RV, you can easily rent one on Plan to make new memories in the nation's capital.