Washington, DC: Titanic Memorial

Dedicated to the men who died so that women and children might live, which is fine, but why here?
Waterfront Park, Washington, DC
At the southernmost tip of Waterfront Park, near 4th St where P Street intersects the east shore of the Washington Channel.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Titanic Memorial

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Titanic Memorial.

Titanic Memorial

This imposing statue is quite a marvel, towering high above all those who visit. Although simplistic in design, the message etched on the pedestal is quite touching.

[Nathaniel Balsley, 04/12/2007]

Titanic Memorial.

Titanic Memorial

It's an imposing statue on the Waterfront, off Maine Ave in SW Washington. Sculpted by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, it was built in the 1930s from donations by some wealthy socialites. The delay in building was due to controversy - the rich wanted to honor their own who died in the sinking, and nobody else. James Cameron must have visited the monument a few years ago because a famous scene from his "Titanic" movie has Kate Winslet copying the pose of the statue: stand up straight, arms stretched out! Every April, a group of local men dress up in tuxes, have an expensive dinner and visit the memorial for a ritual.

[Lori Murray Sampson, 04/03/1999]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Obscure Monument to LobsterdomObscure Monument to Lobsterdom, Washington, DC - < 1 mi.
Technicolor ChurchTechnicolor Church, Washington, DC - < 1 mi.
National Air and Space MuseumNational Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC - 1 mi.
In the region:
Scrap Metal Cowboy, Falls Church, VA - 9 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

December 14, 2018

My Sights

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

DC Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, DC (Dec 10-16, 2018)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now