Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington DC

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial serves as a tribute to the American clergyman, activist, and leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. The centerpiece of the memorial is inspired by a quote from King’s seminal "I Have a Dream" speech: "Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope." Visitors pass through two large pieces of granite symbolizing the "mountain of despair" to be greeted by a 9.1 m (30 ft) "stone of hope," in which King’s likeness and words are carved. The inscription wall contains 14 quotes from some of King’s speeches, writings, and sermons. Site tours are available throughout the day. Parking is very limited near the memorial. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and many more Washington DC attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Washington DC tour planner.
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  • The MLK memorial is an excellent tribute to a wonderful man that's on one corner of the Tidal basin. Worth the trip.  more »
  • This memorial was very crowded. We saw it as part of a monuments tour so we only saw it in passing. The concept is very interesting and the scope of the memorial is worth seeing in person. I would lik...  more »
  • This is a dont miss monument. You feel as if Dr.King is looking over you the way he's carved into the stone and the powerful quotes that surround the monument.  more »
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  • This is a gorgeous monument to one of our country's most enduring voices for freedom. The statues are on a grand scale, and the view of the Tidal Basin and the other monuments are outstanding. Between this and the Roosevelt Memorial Park, the southern end of the Tidal Basin is the new must-visit location in the area.
  • The statue is near the place where he delivered " I have a dream" speech. It is no wonder that many tourists of diverse ethnic immigrant groups gathered around this statue.
  • It was great seeing this statue. The statue is very profound and apparent; very well finished. It wasn't that crowded during the time my girlfriend and I went
  • Very moving. We always have the students pick a favorite quote and explain it on the bus afterwards
  • Goosebumps experience! The evening view of this exhibit was breathtakingly beautiful and awe inspiring. I will be back again.