Vietnam Memorial Location


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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is part of the National Mall and Memorial Parks. The site lies at the western end of the National Mall, between the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial in the West Potomac Park. The memorial rests just north of the Korean War Veterans Memorial, across the Reflecting Pool.

Visitor parking is extremely scarce in Washington, D.C near the Vietnam Memorial and is available on a first come basis along Ohio Drive, SW between the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials. Bus parking is available primarily along Ohio Drive, SW near the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials and along Ohio Drive, SW in East Potomac Park. See the Maps to the left for a detailed understanding of these areas.

There is limited handicapped parking at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt and World War II Memorials and near the Washington Monument and the Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln, Korean War Veterans, and Vietnam Veterans Memorials.

Vietnam Memorial Directions from Arlington Cemetery Metro Station


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If you are visiting the Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Memorial is located across the Memorial Bridge from the cemetery, which is on the Virginia (west) side of the Potomac River and it is a fairly easy walk to the Vietnam Memorial.

The Arlington National Cemetery is open to the public daily at 8 a.m. 365 days a year. From April 1 to Sept. 30 the cemetery closes at 7 p.m., the other six months it closes at 5 p.m.

The Metro Blue Line has a stop at the Arlington National Cemetery and is the closest metro stop to the Vietnam Memorial. There is also ample paid parking available to visitors during normal operating hours.

Vietnam Memorial Directions from the Smithsonian Metro Station


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While not as close the the Vietnam Memorial as the Arlington National Cemetery Metro stop, The Smithsonian Metro stop serves the Blue and Orange Lines, and the route the the Vietnam Memorial passes many recognizable landmarks, including the Washington Monument and World War II Memorial.

There are several public restrooms and places to get snacks and drinks along the way to the Vietnam Memorial, including one on the east side of the Washington Monument and several in Potomac Park on the north side of the reflecting pool.

Smoking, food and drinks are not allowed on the Vietnam Memorial grounds, so make sure you are done with them or have them pack away before entering the memorial grounds.