World War II MemorialDedicated in 2004, by President George W. Bush, the National World War II Memorial is a tribute to the Armed Forces of the United States that served in one of the most important conflicts of the 20th century. The Memorial is across the street from the Washington Monument, and at the eastern end of the National Mall Reflecting Pool, close to the Constitution Gardens. Visitors can walk around the Rainbow Pool, which is flanked by two semi-circles of granite pillars and triumphal arches.
Hours -Open 24/7. Rangers are on duty from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and can answer questions. Interpretive programs are conducted on the hour between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Prices -Free. Permits are needed for special planned events.
Parking -There is some limited street parking on Ohio Drive, SW. There's also parking south of the Jefferson Memorial in Lots A, B, and C.
- Tours by National Park Service Rangers
- Take photographs
- Look for inscriptions on the pillars
- Have a picnic