Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Located in downtown Washington, DC, the memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and the struggle for freedom, equality, and justice. A prominent leader in the modern civil rights movement, Dr. King was a tireless advocate for racial equality, working class, and the oppressed around the world.
There is no fee to visit. The memorial is open 24 hours a day and is in an outdoor setting.
From Smithsonian Metro, it's a 15-20 minute walk following Independence Avenue to the west.
The bookstore, restrooms, and drinking fountains are located across West Basin Drive near the main entrance.
Things to do include ranger programs at times posted in the memorial.
While you're here, you may want to visit the adjacent Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial or head to the Lincoln Memorial and find the spot on the steps where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.
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