Skip to Main Content

Washington, DC: Statue of the First Korean-American

Philip Jaisohn became the first Korean-American after he was kicked out of Korea in the mid-1880s.

Korean Embassy

Sheridan Circle NW, Washington, DC
From downtown, drive northwest on Massachusetts Ave. through the Dupont Circle to the next circle, which is Sheridan Circle. The statue stands outside the circle, facing in, on the southwest side, in front of the Korean Embassy.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Statue of the First Korean-American

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

First Korean American.

Statue of the First Korean-American

The plaque and the pedestal of the statue pretty much gives the information on this attraction. The directions were good, but I'd suggest walking. Parking is tight in DC.

[Dan Kaplan, 04/26/2010]

Philip Jaisohn became the first Korean-American after he was kicked out of Korea in the mid-1880s. His bronze statue shows him wearing a double-breasted suit. He "embraced his adopted country" according to the monument's inscription.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Gandhi StatueGandhi Statue, Washington, DC - < 1 mi.
Father of the Soviet Hydrogen BombFather of the Soviet Hydrogen Bomb, Washington, DC - < 1 mi.
Hindu Goddess and Barack ObamaHindu Goddess and Barack Obama, Washington, DC - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Kermit the Frog and Jim Henson Statue, College Park, MD - 8 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.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Save Cool Vacation Destinations! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

DC Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Cooter's Place, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (Sep 18-24, 2023)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings