Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

Parts of an iconic image of the capital city, Lincoln Memorial have been the site of some defining moments in American history. Overlooked by a marble Abraham Lincoln, the pool complements the monument's classic architecture, noted for its 36 fluted Doric columns. Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech here, and the site has since hosted dozens of other social and political events. The monument is open to the public 24 hours a day, so consider stopping by at different times to fully appreciate the building's architecture, the views across the 600 m (2,000 ft) long reflecting pool, and Lincoln's stony gaze. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Washington DC holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lincoln Memorial and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Beautiful! Go in the evening, much more impressive at night. Cooler too. Parking is tricky. You have to navigate.  more »
  • This is a must see. It is amazing. It feels so unreal. Movielike. A must for family with teens, kids, couples, etc. There are restrooms and refreshments there. I believe I saw an elevator there if the...  more »
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  • Awe Inspiring. So moving. It feels like you are in the thrown of heaven almost! Go at night if you can. The lighting and view are spectacular. The quotes on the walls of the memorial on the inside are written by Lincoln himself. The entire memorial is breathtaking and the statue of Lincoln is so realistic. It is a reminder of what this country was and could still be, a place of peace, a leader who made a difference towards making all of us free, even at a great cost. This is the most inspiring memorial I have ever seen. You will need to park on the streets surrounding the memorial, there is no parking lot nearby, but it is well worth the walk. You can see the entire mall, the reflecting pool, the George Washington Monument and the Capitol building all from the top steps of the Lincoln memorial. Breathtaking. You can't help but feel this nation was ordained by God Himself when you visit this memorial.
  • An awesome tribute to a stunning American president. Dazzling spot to home base for a couple. The perspective on the reflecting pool is marvelous. The pool mirrors the Washington landmark here! The name of the 50 States on the top are so wonderfully composed. Nightfall is an incredible time to catch some wonderful photographs. There is an open bathroom and little penny exhibition hall at the base of the structure left the side of the staircase outside.
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