Located in Memorial Plaza, the U.S. Navy Memorial is dedicated to all the men and women who have served in our country’s sea services. It may be one of the lesser known memorials, but it’s well worth the visit.
At the site, you’ll find a public plaza paved in granite and the Naval Heritage Center. Take in the pools, fountains, and panels showcasing our historic achievements in the sea services. Keep a lookout for the lone sailor statue watching over the plaza. Inside the Naval Heritage Center, you’ll find interactive exhibits and films like the Discovery Channel’s “At Sea” and “A Year in the Life of a Navy Supply Corps Officer.” The center is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
The memorial hosts several events throughout the year for major holidays or remembrances. See upcoming events on the calendar.
The memorial also accepts flag flying requests where you can fly a flag over the memorial for $10 in honor of someone serving.
The Memorial is located on Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets and just across from the National Archives.
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC