Constructive Expertise for the Vietnam Memorial Visitors' Center

Christy Ullo
A new Visitors' Center at the Vietnam Memorial will educate tourists and residents alike about the Memorial and the Vietnam War, and will pay tribute to the heroism of the men and women who have served our country in previous conflicts.

In 2003, Congress approved the addition of a new visitor's center at the Vietnam Memorial. Now, 7 years later, this project is finally moving forward and will provide faces to the names on the wall and help our future generations to understand the courage and sacrifice made during this war.

Faithful+Gould's Washington, D.C. office is providing cost estimating support for the $50 million underground visitor's center on the National Mall. As well as educating tourists and residents alike about the Memorial and the Vietnam War, this new center will pay tribute to the heroism of the men and women who have served our country in previous conflicts.

Exhibits at the Visitor's Center will showcase

  • A wall of photographs of those whose names are on the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
  • A selection of the over 100,000 items that have been left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • A timeline of key military events in the Vietnam War
  • Information about the history of the Memorial

The Vietnam Memorial Visitor's Center will also illustrate America's legacy of service by showing images of men and women who served in all of the nation's conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq.