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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523-6094
+1 800-351-3329
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Outstanding Holiday Evening Visit

Pay attention to the December event calendar, noting the luminaire nights when over 4000 luminaries... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roanoke, Virginia
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Excellent guided tour

The memorial itself is very impressive, but the information provided by our tour guide added so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grantham, NH
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The National D-Day Memorial is located in Bedford, Virginia - the community suffering the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation. The Memorial honors the Allied forces that participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II. With its stylized English Garden, haunting invasion tableau, and striking Victory Plaza, the Memorial stands as a powerful permanent tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of D-Day participants. The Memorial is encompassed by the names of the 4,413 Allied soldiers who died in the invasion, the most complete list of its kind anywhere in the world. Visitors can expect both an educational experience as well as an emotional one, as they walk the grounds at the Memorial and leave with a clear understanding of the scale and sacrifices made during the largest amphibious landing the world has ever seen. On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than 5,000 ships and 11,000 aircraft supported the invasion, and by day's end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in France. The D-Day cost was high with more than 9,000 Allied soldiers killed or wounded as the march across Europe to defeat Hitler began.
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3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523-6094
+1 800-351-3329
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pay attention to the December event calendar, noting the luminaire nights when over 4000 luminaries decorate the Memorial. Dress warmly and walk out to the plaza and visit the gift shop. Lovely concept and wonderful way to reflect upon the sacrifice of so many at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial itself is very impressive, but the information provided by our tour guide added so much more to our experience. Our guide, Reed, seemed to know every detail about the planning and the execution of the operation --- and he explained it in an...More

Thank xcskierNH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Escorted tour through each part of the Memorial with information on how it was planned to carried out. This is an important accomplishment of history that changed the course of the war, and eventually history. Built and maintained with Private Funding, we must keep this...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You buy your tickets at a beautiful Visitors Center (check out the gift shop), then drive onto the memorial grounds. Don’t miss the free tour! Our excellent guide, Charles, told us about the areas of the memorial and really brought D-Day to life for us....More

Thank GG12014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Impressive display of the D-Day landing. Plenty of time to reflect on the harshness of war. Men at the prime of their life making the sacrifice for our freedom.

Thank don102012
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

A lot of standing and walking. Consider a wheelchair if accessibility is an issue. Dedicated guides. Expansive space with great statues and reliefs. Glad we stopped

Thank TogoNZ
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The National D-Day Memorial is a must see. Bob our tour guide gave us not only a comprehensive review of the the whole D-Day story but a story of people. The whole memorial lay-out is not only informative but creates a story filled with emotion....More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

If you're interested in World War II, it's worth the stop. A huge scale monument to our veterans that is privately funded. The included guided tour was very informational. Thank you to our remaining WWII veterans.

Thank Ryan F
Reviewed 6 November 2017

My wife & I went here one afternoon and really enjoyed ourselves! our guide was most helpful & friendly; packed with great information. For those who do not know much about WW2, this is very educational. We can never forget the sacrifices of those who...More

Thank wesleyb483
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Others have already said quite a bit about this memorial that I won't repeat here. But I do highly recommend a visit! Every part of this memorial and park was designed with intentional, poignant tributes to our WW II soldiers and The Bedford Boys. Plan...More

Thank Jeannine D
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Ronald C
21 August 2017|
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Response from jgwisdom | Reviewed this property |
$10 and veterans get a discount I think they get $2 off the full price. Well worth the $10, and by all means go with a tour guide, you will be glad you did.
Ann T
13 March 2017|
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Response from Brandon G | Property representative |
The guided walking tour of the Memorial takes approximately one hour, however, we recommend that you plan two hours for your visit. You may wish to walk around on your own, take photos, or visit the Memorial store for a... More