Visiting a historical site lets families experience history more powerfully than reading aloud from Grandpa’s diary or re-creating early cinema by taping down the mute button. Honor the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for admission and walking tour for two (up to a $20 value)
- $20 for admission and walking tour for four (up to a $40 value)
Group walking tours circle the grounds every hour on the half-hour from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Admission to the memorial also lets pairs wander at their leisure.
Children 6 and younger get free admission. Students and children younger than 18 get discounted admission, but this Groupon still represents the best value for adults.
National D-Day Memorial
Every year, thousands of visitors wander the paths at the National D-Day Memorial, where 88 acres of verdant grass and lush forests at the foot the Blue Ridge Mountains stand in for the coastlines of Normandy on June 6, 1944. After passing beneath a 44-foot stone arch inscribed with _Overlord_—the official name of the military operation—visitors immerse themselves in a re-creation of the beach landing on that fateful day. A reflecting pool commemorates the battle itself with statues of soldiers marching through the water, struggling along the beach, and standing to face the enemy. A military plane sits nearby, emblazoned with markings of the Allied Forces. Plaques also dot the grounds, honoring the soldiers and sharing more about World War II history. Though the scene may be solemn, lush gardens and rippling flags remind visitors of the world that the soldiers fought to protect.