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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  • My grandfather hadn’t taken a trip to DC in years since he was a traveling musician . So me and my husband decided to explore with him and his girlfriend !  more »
  • Up early due to jet lag and went walking. This memorial is always open; and catching it at sunrise with views of the re-recording pool and Washington memorial was spectacular though chilly. Grand, ico...  more »
  • I thought that this place was one of the best places we visited. I got there around 5.pm ish and there wasn't alot of people there. Its was just perfect  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
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