Memorial Plaza is midway between the U.S. Capitol and the White House and directly across from the National Archives on “America’s Main Street” of Pennsylvania Avenue. Millions of people visit the Memorial each year to reflect on their service, attend our events, and pay tribute to the men and women of the Sea Services.

Memorial Plaza contains the largest map in the world, known as the “Granite Sea.” It is home to the iconic Lone Sailor statue, towering masts with signal flags, fountain pools, and 26 bronze sculptures depicting Navy history.

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Visit our Events Calendar to see upcoming events.


Did you know the National Park Service (NPS) is one of the Navy Memorial's oldest partners? 

Memorial Plaza is managed by NPS and Rangers are on site several times a week to give tours.

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Questions? Contact Robert Parker at rparker@navymemorial.org or (202) 380.0723