Let your phone be your tour guide at the World War II Memorial

BY newsdesk  November 5, 2013 at 4:30 PM EDT


Screenshot of the Android version of the WWII Memorial App.

Getting a tour at Washington, D.C.’s World War II Memorial will now be as easy as downloading an app to your smartphone.

The new, succinctly-named “World War II Memorial App,” released Tuesday by the nonprofit Trust for the National Mall, allows users to sample a variety of features while at the memorial or elsewhere. Options include the ability to browse an interactive map of the memorial and the history of its construction, read stories of those who served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters or the home front, follow a timeline of the war, search a database of service member casualties from the war and even take part in a virtual scavenger hunt.

The app is free and can be downloaded for Android or iOS devices.

H/T Justin Scuiletti