Due to the annual Christmas Tree lighting stops #2 (The White House), stop #14 (National Museum of American History) and stop #15 (Smithsonian Museum of Natural History) will be closed all day.
Stop #17 the Portrait Gallery stop will be closed for the upcoming future due to major construction. Guest can walk three blocks west to 10th and E St NW which is stop #1, the Welcome Center to board the trolley. We apologize for any inconvenience and will notify when that stop opens.
Arlington Cemetery Tours will not operate on December 14, 2019 and January 11, 2020. Volunteers from Wreaths Across America will be placing wreaths on the grave sites here on December 14th and removing them on January 11th. The box office at the cemetery will be open on both those days for future tickets sales but no tour will be available.
Honoring the 16 million people who served in the United States Military during the war, the more than 400,000 who died and the countless others who supported our troops from home, the World War II Memorial is a stunning tribute to the sacrifices that were made.
Those who visit this awe-inspiring monument are moved by its grandeur and its message of commitment, spirit and freedom.
Fifty-six pillars surround the memorial plaza, representing the states and territories that united together during the war effort. 4,000 sculpted gold stars sit on the freedom wall as an accolade to the 400,000 Americans who lost their lives and the rainbow pool serves as a serene focal point of beauty and balance with seating around its circumference. The World War II Memorial sits between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. It opened to the public in May of 2004 and since that time, has become one of the most important points of interest in the National Mall.