Lincoln Memorial

2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC


Lincoln Memorial is a national monument honoring Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. The memorial stands on the western part of National Mall in Washington D.C. since 1922. It is a top tourist attraction in Washington D.C. and an iconic center for political gatherings and election races.
The monument is a large sculpture of Abraham Lincoln seating. It bears 2 famous speeches of the president, his inaugural speech and Gettysburg Address. The memorial has witnessed historical speeches, like Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream".The monument is open to the public 24 hours 7 days a week. To reach the memorial take metrobus 32, 34 or 36 routes. You can also try the subway. Nearest metro stations are Foggy Bottom and Smithsonian, on Orange, Blue and Silver lines.

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  • Jeffery R. Skinner

    - 01 September 2018 -

    Truly an amazing memorial dedicated to one of the most prolific presidents ever. “Honest” Abe Lincoln sitting in his chair is a must see. Beautifully designed and made of marble, just the presence of standing in front of this memorial makes you feel patriotic. This is one of the busiest memorials in the area. Make sure to get a pic of the Washington Monument at the opposite end of the reflecting pool.

  • thanh pham

    - 30 August 2018 -

    If you come to DC, the Lincoln Memorial is a must see. We visited the Memorial at night and came back in the morning. I recommend to visit the Lincoln Memorial both day and night. Beautiful views. Great place to snap a lot of pictures. Learn some history and enjoy the view and people. Great place to visit for everyone.

  • Jessica Newcomb

    - 29 August 2018 -

    Such a beautiful and majestic memorial of the life and legacy of an amazing man. I highly recommend taking the time to read the inscriptions on the walls. Very moving! I also recommend seeing the monument and walking the mall at night. It's not as hot and the lights on the monuments is breathtaking!

  • The Hitman for Hire Mr GRIM

    - 28 August 2018 -

    I enjoyed my time there. I had a family night with the kids, and we decided to pay Abe a visit. We went while it was dark outside, because the DC mall is very beautiful at night and all the lights tent to grab their attention. They had a chance to learn about the history of Lincoln, tire themselves by climbing the steps, and to top it all off, the sprinklers came on so they played in the water. We all had a blast.

  • Bharat Shah

    - 21 August 2018 -

    A must see place for visitors. Very attractive, beautiful, and peaceful place. Although there are hundreds of people, the place is surprisingly full of vibes of peace and tranquility. I attribute it to the great president. The statue of the great soul is so lovely and lively that you do not feel like leaving. In front of the Lincoln Memorial is a reflecting rectangular pool. This beautiful rectangular pool is the largest in Washington DC. The pool looks exhilarating with the Washington Monument on the east. My friends and my wife enjoyed as much as I did.

  • Jeremy Lee Eagle

    - 05 August 2018 -

    What can you say but that it’s a beautiful tribute to a good man. 😊 It’s an impressive structure. Much bigger than I thought. Hope you’re good with going up stairs cause there’s plenty. But it’s a journey well worth the climb. It was a very very busy day I went and it was raining at the time and everyone was taking shelter with Abe! Also would be cool to see at night. Maybe another night, another road trip.

  • BradJill Travels

    - 17 July 2018 -

    The Lincoln Memorial is situated at the west end of The Mall facing the Washington Monument and U.S. Capital to the east. This is a large scale landmark built in the style of a Greek Temple and surrounded by 36 doric columns, one for each state of the union (at the time of Lincoln's assassination. Within the temple is the famous seated figure of President Lincoln. The Lincoln Memorial is ideally set before the 618 metre long Reflection Pool, affording visitors tremendous views of The Mall and other monuments from this location. Note: due to the fame, popularity and convenient location, the Lincoln Memorial is usually crowded and particularly so and weekends and public holidays. You will see swarms of tourists walking up and down the steps leading into the monument and it is not easy to take unobstructed photos of the Lincoln statue unless you are visiting very early in the morning prior to the crowds arriving. Note: For a similar experience but with much smaller crowds, consider visiting the Jefferson Memorial on the south side of the Tidal Basin. This is another enormous landmark dedicated to another important U.S. President but with many fewer visitors, allowing much more peaceful visits. In the end, if you are a first time visitor to D.C., you should include a stop at the Lincoln Memorial. Its one of the Must-See attractions and best of the cities monuments to former Presidents. If you have visited before, you might still like to pass by again for another visit, perhaps early in the morning before the crowds arrive or later in the evening when the monument is lit by floodlights to see and enjoy the Lincoln Memorial from a different perspective compared to previous visits.

  • Monika Piazza

    - 16 July 2018 -

    What a nicely kept memorial. Head here during the week for a much quieter, slower paced tour/viewing. The weekend brings lots of families with kids and tours. It makes things difficult for up close a d quiet viewing. Early and during the week is best! The view from across the reflecting pool is awesome.

  • Sanjay Gupta

    - 09 July 2018 -

    Beautiful, especially in night. View of Washington monument in reflective pool is awesome. This monument built on the bank of Potomac river to honor 16th president of USA Abraham Lincoln. It's in right across the Washington monument in the line of Capitol building. The exterior of the memorial looks like a Greek temple. 36 states name are graved on it which was total no of states at the time of the death of President. View of world war II memorial- Washington Monument and Capitol building in one line, is awesome. Specially reflection of the Washington monument in the pool is breathtaking. That’s why this pool is known as a reflective pool. It's not deep, 18-30 inches is depth from sides to the middle. On the left side of Lincoln memorial has Vietnam memorial and another side has Korean war memorial. This is the place, where Martin Luther King Jr has given his famous speech “ I have a dream”. The spot is marked with the same. There is a huge amazing sculpture of our Lincoln in the middle. It was peak summer and it was very crowded. No places to sit on stairs too. Though I stayed there and waited for sunset to admire its beauty in the night. It looks really beautiful in the night. Simply Amazing. When I was here, there was a Lego exhibit. Lego forms of Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Lincoln memorial was placed there. It is also printed on the back of $5 bill. It is open 24x7x365. The restroom is there but I did not find it clean.

  • Rachel Martin

    - 02 July 2018 -

    The memorial was beautiful and very crowded. The Lego display was nice especially see the miniatures of the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. There are lot of stairs but if taken with pauses not too bad. Seeing the craftsmanship of the carvings was wonderful. What an awesome display of American workmanship. The reflecting pool was nice but we could not walk along it because the paths were closed due to the Fourth of July week. Made the walk between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial extra long. There are no vendors close so advise taking water with you on a hot day.

  • Hany Youssef

    - 03 May 2018 -

    Must see, breath taking place

  • Ron Steranko

    - 15 March 2018 -

    Don’t miss the downstairs exhibit; enter to the left of main steps

  • Karen

    - 04 February 2018 -

    I cannot truly describe how surreal it is to stand in front of this monument and feel like he can just stand up and crush you with his marble feet.

  • Sean Miller

    - 29 December 2017 -

    A must see when visiting D.C...make sure to visit the bookstore too!

  • Megan Luff

    - 26 November 2017 -

    Currently shut until 2019 for building works

  • Goksel Tan

    - 26 November 2017 -

    Most important place to see in DC

  • RC

    - 30 October 2017 -

    Come at sunset. Gorgeous.

  • Dewana Mana

    - 29 October 2017 -

    Restroom, gift shop, & history of Abe Lincoln located at base of memorial.

  • Matthew Taub

    - 14 October 2017 -

    Obviously a must see.

  • Amy Cummings

    - 25 September 2017 -

    After you see the man himself, turn around for a great photo op of the reflecting pool and Washington monument!

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