Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was dedicated on August 28, 2011, anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The memorial sits on the axis from Lincoln Memorial, where Dr. King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech, a defining moment in the dissemination of his message, to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, inscribed in relief with the as-yet unfulfilled "promissory note" of the Declaration of Independence: freedom and equality for all. The Memorial stands as one of the great pillars in the nation's journey towards its goal. Rangers are on duty to answer questions and to provide interpretive programs every hour on the hour.

Contact Info
Address: 1964 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024. District Of Columbia County. Tel: 202-426-6841. Website: www.nps.gov/mlkm/index.htm. Hrs: Daily 9:30AM - 11:30PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free.
 
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