About the Friends of Titanic Memorial Park

The Friends of Titanic Memorial Park (FOTMP) is an action-oriented group that collaborates with the National Park Service (NPS) to restore and maintain Titanic Memorial Park in Washington, DC.

Please join us to get periodic updates about plans, work parties, and events.

We are sponsored by the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, SWNA.  We are grateful for their support!

 

About Titanic Memorial Park

Titanic Memorial Park was designed by Hideo Sasaki, Don Olson and Philip Minervino from Sasaki Walker and Associates between 1968 and 1972. 

The Titanic Memorial, designed by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, was sculpted by John Horrigan and originally erected in 1931 along Rock Creek Parkway near New Hampshire Avenue, NW.  It was moved to its present spot when the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was built.

The Inscription on the Memorial reads:

Front:

TO THE BRAVE MEN
WHO PERISHED
IN THE WRECK
OF THE TITANIC
APRIL 15 1912
THEY GAVE THEIR
LIVES THAT WOMEN
AND CHILDREN
MIGHT BE SAVED

ERECTED BY THE
WOMEN OF AMERICA

Back:

TO THE YOUNG AND THE OLD
THE RICH AND THE POOR
THE IGNORANT AND THE LEARNED
ALL
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES NOBLY
TO SAVE WOMEN AND CHILDREN