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  • MLK Memorial in Washington, District of Columbia

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial is located on the National Mall between the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials and adjacent to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial. King is only one of four non-Presidents to have received such an honor, and the only African-American with a memorial in his honor on the Mall.
Monuments Mlk Memorial at Washington, District of Columbia



  • Open 24-hours a day


  • Free


  • Special Events
  • Walking Tours
  • Moonlight Tours
  • Talks
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Parking, Directions, and Public Transit

    The Martin Luther King Memorial is centrally located near the National Mall, and there is plenty of parking just a few steps away from the attraction. The best way to get here is from the nearby Smithsonian Metro Station.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream

    Martin Luther King, Jr. was a heroic African-American figure of the Civil Rights era movement in the United Sates. His famous "I Have a Dream" speech influenced the nation and still resonates today. He was assassinated in 1968.


  • When is the MLK Memorial open?

    The memorial is open 24-hours a day every day, and rangers are available for questions from 9:30 am-11:30 pm. The book and gift shop is open from 9:00 and to 6 pm.
  • What is the symbolism of the MLK Memorial?

    The peaceful trees, beautiful in scripted walls, and massive statue form a serene and powerful atmosphere that represents Martin Luther King, Jr.'s power as a catalyst to change the world for the better.

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