The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial

The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial

The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial
4.5

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Andrew L
Leigh, UK4,693 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Business
I need to buy a book about this conflict. I didn't know that the battle lines moved so much over the peninsula. Nor that the US lost so many troops. Moving tribute to those who served. Good explainers available. Well worth a visit.
Written 14 September 2019
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Matt P
Gainesville, VA1,345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
The Korean War Memorial in Society Hill is very moving i think, I recommend visiting it if you’re in the area. This is a war most folks forget about.
It is in the Penn Landing's area and just walking around,It is beautiful and they did a great job honoring those who served in this war.
Written 11 July 2018
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arissalovesart
194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
The Korean War Memorial in Society Hill is charming, I recommend visiting it if you’re staying in the area.
Written 27 February 2018
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JTr
Highlands Ranch, CO1,061 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
Visited for a few minutes during the cold spell. Interesting and well done and close to the Viet Nam, Irish and Scotch memorials.
Maybe it makes more sense to build fewer and smaller memorials and spend the dollars on supporting the Korean Vets who need shelter, clothing and healthcare.
Maybe it's easier and cleaner for most people to build memorials and not to have to actually be in contact with those of us who are vets.
Written 19 January 2018
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Daniel O
Massachusetts390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
Went to Philly, Aug. 2016. All I can say is that Philly knows how to do monuments and memorials. You may think you were in D.C.
Written 14 September 2017
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VanessaRoad
North Wales, UK5,197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
We visited the memorial as part of a walk along Penns landing. It is behind Spruce park. We were alone there and I thought how sad. I thought the Korean War was largely forgotten. Suddenly lots of people turned up, servicemen and families. Good to know those who lost their lives to avoid a dictatorship are not forgotten. An informative and striking memorial.
Written 4 September 2016
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MrSaturn64
Philadelphia, PA347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
This, much like the Scottish Memorial, is a quaint, small, quiet memorial that's overshadowed by another, in this case the Vietnam Memorial. It's very intimate and touching, which is nice for a place as empty as this.
Written 9 April 2016
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allyouneedistara
Indianapolis, IN1,091 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
This is a great memorial to the Korean War. It is in the Penn Landing's area and just walking around, you are surprised to see it there. You can take 15-20 minutes and examine this memorial. It is beautiful and they did a great job honoring those who served in this war.
Written 16 August 2015
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
TripAdvisor indicates the Korea War Memorial is at 1609 Snyder Avenue. I visited another two blocks south of Market Street, near the 2nd Street Metro station. I stayed at Hilton Penn’s Landing (highly recommended), coincidentally, the week of Memorial Day. The concierge informed me of this memorial, and the adjacent Vietnam Veterans Memorial, both a block for the Hilton. The accompanying photos don’t capture the beauty of this memorial. Etched into stone are images, names, and dates that include the year of my birth—1952.

Watching MASH episodes on TV decades ago, I had an image of Hawkeye and Trapper John. This Memorial was a wakeup call. There were real people fighting a war that no one wanted. That mistake was repeated just over a decade later. Politicians never learn. During your Philly visit, take time to memorialize those valiant soldiers, and especially those who did not return from the Korean peninsula. More info about this and other Korea memorials is at www.kwva.org. The website TripAdvisor links to is not correct.
Written 3 June 2015
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Brown_Samantha
Kennewick, WA1,620 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
This memorial is very close to the Vietnam war memorial. As part of your visit to Penn's Landing, include it as part of the stroll, The walk was featured in our guide book, and very well done.

After the visit, we went to the Irish Memorial, then turned in a few blocks to find many eateries, pubs, and taverns for a great lunch stop. Short visit, but worth the time since you are already in this area,
Written 3 May 2015
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