Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The Greek Doric-style memorial sits on the western end of the National Mall and has been the setting of many famous speeches throughout its history.
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goingoutside2015
Wayland, MA17 contributions
Mar 2023
We have visited this memorial before. This time we took our time to look, listen and feel the power of Lincoln's leadership by reading the full texts of his Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address.
Written 14 March 2023
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Deena
Palm Springs, CA10 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
If you go to monuments of great people in other countries, people are so respectful and decorum in place. In here, the number of people who are blatantly disrespectful to the great man must be stopped.
Written 14 March 2023
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Diva Vo
United States9 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
The memorial features a 19-foot marble statue of Lincoln sitting on a throne, surrounded by 36 columns representing the states he united. The memorial also contains inscriptions of his famous speeches, such as the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address
Written 13 March 2023
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Laneyandlulu
Mechanicsburg, PA7 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Great big memorial! Beautiful lake too! Has speech behind Lincoln! Should plan 5 minutes to look at memorial and gift shop!
Written 9 March 2023
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Deaf_Leopard
Trondheim, Norway435 contributions
Mar 2023
The entire park area is beautiful. But the Lincoln Memorial is something special.

The architecture is quite spectatcular. The way that you dont really see the lincoln statue before going inside was very fascinating use of the stones they have used to build it.

You can feel the importance of Lincoln for sure.
Written 8 March 2023
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Saltrocksister
South Africa354 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Everything you see in the movies is true. Beautiful powerful monument. Loved it and it was even better at night. It’s iconic and a beautiful place to sit and reject.
Written 4 March 2023
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tangojohnDallas
Dallas, TX1,141 contributions
Feb 2023
Came at night and the lights are really beautiful along with views of the Washington Monument and other things.
Written 26 February 2023
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Gmabert
Washington DC, DC10 contributions
Feb 2023
Very moving, and so beautiful at night! Went back the next day as well and spent more time reading his speeches.
Written 26 February 2023
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Merna
Washington DC, DC7 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
A must-see for history buffs and art lovers alike! The majestic statue of Abraham Lincoln towers over the Reflecting Pool, inspiring awe and admiration. The memorial also features stunning murals and inscriptions that celebrate Lincoln's legacy and achievements. Don't miss this iconic landmark!
Written 24 February 2023
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TheOrganizedTravelCoach
28 contributions
Apr 2022
The Lincoln Memorial is a monument in Washington DC dedicated to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. It is located on the National Mall and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city.

When there are a lot of people at the Lincoln Memorial, it can be a bit crowded and hectic. Visitors may have to navigate through crowds and lines to get inside the monument, especially during peak tourist season.

Despite the crowds, the Lincoln Memorial is still a must-see destination. The monument is an impressive structure with 36 white marble columns and a large statue of Abraham Lincoln inside. The walls are inscribed with some of Lincoln's most famous speeches, including the Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address.

Visitors may need to be patient and wait their turn to get a good view of the monument or to take a photo. However, the crowds also add to the energy and excitement of the experience.

One tip for dealing with the crowds is to visit the monument early in the morning or later in the evening, when there are fewer people around. This can also provide a more peaceful and serene experience, and allow visitors to take in the beauty and grandeur of the monument without the distractions of large crowds.

Overall, the Lincoln Memorial is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Washington DC, and despite the crowds, it's worth the effort to visit and pay tribute to one of the most important figures in American history.
Written 23 February 2023
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