The complex, located within the National Alley. He is dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln. The idea to erect a monument in order to perpetuate the memory of the 16th president arose immediately after the death of Lincoln, but the memorial appeared only in 1922. The building of the complex is somewhat reminiscent of the ancient Parthenon. A colonnade of 36 columns symbolizes 36 states (during the Lincoln presidency there were only 36 states).
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest, Washington
It was a very nice visit, everything a little bit under renovation, but we were able to visit the Lincoln statue and take photos. From the memorial, you have am amazing view of the Washington memorial. I liked the experience of walk around.
My visit to the Lincoln Memorial was truly great! The grandeur of this iconic monument is awe-inspiring. Standing in the presence of Abraham Lincoln's larger-than-life statue and gazing at the beautifully designed memorial is an experience that .. Read more »fills you with a sense of reverence and appreciation for American history. The peaceful reflection pool in front of it adds to the overall tranquility of the setting, making it a perfect place for contemplation and taking in the significance of Lincoln's legacy. If you're in Washington, D.C., a visit to the Lincoln Memorial is an absolute must; it's a profound and memorable encounter with the nation's history and values.
This is a definite don’t miss when walking the mall. I viewed it during the day and did a night bus tour that stops here. Unfortunately I did not have my phone working (battery 🙄) so I could not view. I believe there is an elevator but if you c.. Read more »an do it I recommend the stairs. Seeing Lincoln for the first time is pretty amazing. Once you are at the top the view of the mall is breathtaking. It never gets old walking the Mall.
The Lincoln Memorial is an iconic and awe-inspiring monument in Washington, D.C. Its grand architecture, featuring a colossal statue of Abraham Lincoln, is a testament to the nation's history and values. The Reflecting Pool and views of the Wash.. Read more »ington Monument and U.S. Capitol create a picturesque setting. Whether you're there for its historical significance, a peaceful moment of reflection, or to enjoy the breathtaking nighttime illumination, the Lincoln Memorial is a must-visit destination that embodies the spirit of the United States.
Visited early in the evening thus can avoid crowd and much better to see the lights on.
Place is amazing and we can see how our forefathers established themselves and how they protected our nation.
But sad that some IGNORANT/SHAMELESS PEOPLE WHO LACK.. Read more »S RESPONSIBILITY leaves their trashes everywhere!
Be sure to leave only your footsteps and NOT TRASHES!
Very awesome iconic site! The total cost is $0! This place is equipped with an elevator, bathrooms, little indoor museum area and gift shop. But most importantly, you can get some really cool photos of the Lincoln Memorial.
Nice views from here of t.. Read more »he reflection pool as well. Definitely check it out along with the other memorials when you're visiting Washington DC.
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As a history enthusiast and avid traveler, I recently had the privilege of visiting the iconic Lincoln Memorial, and I must say, the experience was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Located at the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., t.. Read more »his magnificent monument pays tribute to one of America's greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln.
Upon arriving at the memorial, I was immediately struck by its grandeur and timeless beauty. The towering statue of Abraham Lincoln seated majestically in the center of the memorial's interior is a sight to behold. The attention to detail in the sculpture is truly remarkable, capturing the essence of Lincoln's strength and determination.
The memorial's design is equally impressive. The neoclassical architecture and the Greek Doric columns evoke a sense of solemnity and reverence, making it a perfect setting for reflection and contemplation. The massive size of the monument is humbling and makes you appreciate the significance of the man it honors.
One of the highlights of my visit was reading the inscriptions of Lincoln's famous speeches etched into the walls of the memorial. Standing in the very spot where history was made, I couldn't help but feel a deep sense of connection to the past and the values that have shaped our nation.
The Lincoln Memorial also offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument, and the Capitol Building. Visiting during sunrise or sunset is an absolute must for capturing stunning photographs and witnessing the play of light on the marble surfaces.
Accessibility is excellent, with ample parking and nearby public transportation options. The memorial is open year-round and admission is free, making it a must-see destination for locals and tourists alike.
The Lincoln Memorial is more than just a tourist attraction – it's a place where history, art, and patriotism converge. Whether you're a history buff, a photography enthusiast, or simply looking to immerse yourself in a powerful and meaningful experience, a visit to the Lincoln Memorial is an absolute must. I left with a renewed sense of appreciation for our nation's history and the enduring legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
The Lincoln Memorial is an awe-inspiring tribute to a visionary leader. The colossal statue of Abraham Lincoln exudes gravitas, while the surrounding marble columns evoke a sense of grandeur. Standing on the steps, I felt a deep connection to history.. Read more » and the ideals Lincoln stood for. The Reflecting Pool adds a sense of tranquility, allowing for introspection amid the bustling city. The memorial's significance as a symbol of unity and freedom is palpable, making it a must-visit. Whether day or night, the Lincoln Memorial is a testament to enduring principles and a reminder of the progress we strive for.
The Lincoln Memorial - I used to be here on December 2019. The iconic monument made my most memorable DC experience ever with the view is breathtaking.
From National Geography: "The Lincoln Memorial, a landmark in Washington, D.C., was unveiled .. Read more »to the public and dedicated on May 30, 1922. Symbolism and scale leave a strong impression on the millions who visit the monument, now celebrating its centennial."
Gwendolyn R Houston-Jack
I felt as if I was on a high school trip trying to visit ever memorial in the area, but it's worth it.
There are a lot of steps to get to the top, so wear comfy shoes. If you're on the path to visit memorial after memorial, then you probab.. Read more »ly already have those on. The memorial is always open, so if the afternoon is too busy, try the early morning or evening.
A number of people stop to hang out on the steps because people watching is a thing. And so is taking a break. Pus, the view here is pretty spectacular.
The Lincoln Memorial, situated on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is a testament to both architectural magnificence and historical significance. Yesterday, I had the privilege of standing before this awe-inspiring monument dedicated to one of .. Read more »America's greatest leaders, Abraham Lincoln. The sheer size and grandeur of the memorial left me speechless. The larger-than-life statue of Lincoln sitting majestically in his chair, gazing out over the Reflecting Pool, emanates a sense of strength and wisdom. Inside the memorial, the carefully carved words of Lincoln's iconic speeches resonate deeply, reminding us of his unwavering dedication to freedom and equality. Visiting the Lincoln Memorial was a humbling and thought-provoking experience that allowed me to reflect on the timeless ideals upon which our nation was built.
Simply amazing by historic place. I really loved this park (is a whole park) and the monument to Lincoln. Is a long way to walk ti get there but it worths everything. Big energy flowing and a lots of tourists. Near by is a lots of statues and many st.. Read more »uff to visit. A place full of history u don’t want to miss in your visit to Washington DC
This is my favorite building in all of Washington, DC. You can feel the power of history from the steps, imaging events like Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech. The building is a classic and perfect form. The views of the Washington monument and C.. Read more »apitol building are incredible. A short walk from the building you can check out the WWII memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam War Memorial. It is also a nice walk from here to the Washington Monument. Love this monument!
Another must visit in the capital city. Gives a great view of the Washington monument. The place is well maintained and always gives a lively vibe. There is plenty in the area for taking in some history and otherwise. Recommended.
We visited in Fall season, and if you have the chance I'd suggest you do the same, as this can be a very busy area of the Washington Mall. The Lincoln Memorial is at the far west end of the Mall, and if you're like us, you'll find yo.. Read more »urself walking from one end to the other making as many stops as your time allows. If you visit the Washington DC Metro website, you'll be able to see that the train and bus lines make stop/s along the Mall. I remember the 1st time we were in DC about 10 years ago, We bought what was I think a multi-day pass, used the heck out of it, and our car didn't leave our hotel the whole time we were there!
But, back the the Lincoln Memorial. It wasn't as crowded, as I stated the BUSY tourist season was over. Such a beautiful building. If you're able, take the time to walk around like we did, and take in the different views of the city at every turn. Also, don't forget a good pair of shoes and have you phone charged, as you'll be taking SO many photos.
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These pictures I posted are reality . The place is crowded with tourists or locals , just people all over the place . It was fun , a lot of walking going around all the tourists spots In Washington .
Going to Lincoln Memor.. Read more »ial is quite a challenge for your feet. Make sure you have a good pair of sneakers ? or rent a scooter or bicycle . It was fun going around on scooter . Just need your phone and credit card. Different scooter has different price. Goodluck ?
Lincoln Memorial reminds me of the movie “ Night at the Museum” . Lots of tourist taking pictures . Nice to sit down after a long walk and pictures taken . Breathe in and breathe out and enjoy .
This memorial is MASSIVE and awe inspiring. Not only is Lincolns likeness a wonder to behold but you'll want to turn around and take in the view from his perspective. You can see down the reflective pool all the way to the Washington Monument. I.. Read more »f you're lucky, in early spring the Cherry Blossom trees will be in bloom.
This place is good for educational tour and learn about US history. Its an interesting place. But its crowded too. We came early to take good pictures. Its well maintained too. Has guards around. The view across the pond is breathtaking especially wh.. Read more »en the cherry blossoms peak season. One place of history that one can enjoy. Well recommended. Worth the long drive trip and traffic in DC.
All the movies, TV shows, photos, and articles can not do this place justice. I went at night and just the presence of it all is intoxicating with quandary's and curiosities of the raw history that brought this place to be. The history's i.. Read more »t has created and been a part of, the growing culture it passes on. A simply must do if you can, can't wait to go back and do it in the day time.
Good memorial. Well maintained. Washroom is also available here plus there are few fast food vendors also here. Do wear comfortable clothes and shoes as you will have to walk quite a lot to see everything around this place. Even white house is at a w.. Read more »alking distance.
My favorite attraction/memorial of the trip. It's beautiful. The reflecting pool leading up to the memorial is breathtaking. We visited in the afternoon riding scooters from the Washington monument area. Such a fun afternoon.
Beautiful and always kept nice. During our visit there were protestors near the steps for Ukraine. Its always nice to see that people can do this without being dragged away to jail. Keep it peaceful, don't trash anything, and get your voices .. Read more »out there.
We went to DC for our 1-year anniversary to do a complete walk-around of the city. The Lincoln Memorial was absolutely breathtaking. There's so much history in this beautiful building. Truly amazing
Lovely monument and the memories of great history that happened here is amazing!
It is well taken care of and honored.
I recommend visiting If you are young, old, single, a couple, or a family.
Beautiful place to just sit and relax.
I flew to DC in November. We decided to visit the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. No regrets! The park is very historic with lots to see. The souvenir shop nearby is worth checking out. They have postcards and other gifts. It was checked of.. Read more »f my bucket list.
Abraham Lincoln. My favorite president. He is very interesting, but many people don’t know much about him. I would like to take a second to inform whoever is reading this real fast. Did you know that Lincoln is enshrined in the Wrestling Hall o.. Read more »f Fame????? I mean, come on! Lincoln is SUPER COOL. But most importantly, I love him for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.
An awe-inspiring monument.
Once you see it in person, it really is rather fabulous. The crowds are there hit or miss depending on the time of day. It really can take a while to walk and get here, depending on what your mode of transportation around .. Read more »the city is. I would highly recommend seeing the Lincoln monument if you're in DC though.
Lincoln is definitely a controversial historical figure, but the more I learn about him, the more I come to respect this misunderstood man. I do value his leadership for getting the country through one of it's most difficult times. It's impossible to truly know somebody's inner motivations, but it seemed that he did all he could to preserve his view for a united country. I also think it's cool that he was highly critical of organized religion, to the point of being a religious-skeptic, until he recognized that his outspokenness on the subject was harming his political chances. Experts to this day debate where his personal faith lied at the end of his life, as he was very vague about the topic. I think it's admirable that although he may have been religious, irreligious, theist, or atheist - he still seemed to have the drive, found purpose and meaning in wanting a better nation and lead, even through mental illness, to try to achieve that.
This was a check off my bucket list. This was my favorite part of my whole trip, I didn't want too leave. You would have thought I would have taken more pictures, but my emotions got the best of me. It was extremely crowded, everyone seemed to b.. Read more »e drawn in by this man, "who was larger than life."
Its great how well conserved the Lincoln memorial is. There's bound to be a lot of people here, if you want to miss the crowd you got to be at the memorial early in the morning (5-8 AM). The view of the national mall & the Washington monumen.. Read more »t is beautiful form the Lincoln Memorial. If you pass by DC I recommend you visit it!
Went here today with my son. A real sight to be seen. Literally amazing. If you're visiting and have never been here, GO, you won't regret it.
The memorial was well organized, spacious, and well thought out.
It was more than visiting an art museum or gallery. It teaches you to appreciate your country and soldiers who fought on behalf of you. I would advise you to take time exploring and rea.. Read more »ding the explanations.
Beautiful, crisp late autumn afternoon lured us to the memorial. Not too crowded the day after Thanksgiving and guests did a great job of distancing. The memorial is a treasure. I had no idea of the size of everything. Once you're at the top of .. Read more »the stairs, one gets a stunning view of the Washington Monument and Capitol buildings.
Beautiful! It was especially Beautiful at night! Love the writing's and the artistry above them. Don't forget to look at the spot where Mr Martin Luther King stood. He gave the I had a dream speech there.
Great place to visit. So many things to see around this National Mall Park in Washington D.C. Lincoln Memorial is one of the most place I wanted to see. Very nice building and clean. Also, you can see the Washington Monument just straight over from .. Read more »the Lincoln Memorial building.
We visited this monument while participating in the 2020 Prayer March. While there were more people there than I had ever seen in my life, this monument was absolutely breathtaking! It was a dream come true to be able to visit and take a picture with.. Read more ». Go see it... it is absolutely worth seeing!
History! If you go, actually read his words written throughout the memorial. The Gettysburg address on the left, take 5 minutes, read it start to finish, and think about what those words mean. Really reflect on what it means. It's an important e.. Read more »xercise for any American right now.
Very much like a Greek temple. Some of the pics head on look like pennies. ??As you walk up the steps you notice the distinct change in quality of building material. The statue of Lincoln is huge and looks like he is about to step down and walk out. .. Read more »The view across the reflecting pool to the Washington monument is great especially early morning.
When you step into this memorial, you are blown away by the sheer size of the statue. You often see this tourist spot on movies or tv programs but you can’t really experience the magic of this place without being in the presence of this great .. Read more »space.
It was on my bucket list and I truly am happy that I was able to tick this off.
You can not come to Washington DC and not visit this historical memorial site. If you are looking for souvenirs, their is a shop just inside where you can find some great gifts for family and friends.
We visited there in the morning. Chosen a weekday visit to avoid crowd and I was a good hit. We faced very less people. Lucky to visit this since it was one of my bucket list trip.You can get a great sight of the Mall and it’s reflection. The m.. Read more »emorial was worth a visit .
Mark Anthony Gonzalez
Beautiful at night and in the day. Open 24hrs. Monuments on Mall are open during Covid-19. Wear a mask and enjoy the sights. Light crowds and open spaces. No tours.
Lois C Fuller
Today was a great day to visit... hardly anyone here. Tricky to park, be sure to use your GPS. Historic and beautiful!
We met others and shared the beauty of the Lord Jesus with them.
Reminding me Martin Luther King's speech and the mass gathering
Ngo Hai Anh
It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument.
Awesome historical monument. Have to see in person
Great!!!!? stays very clean and taken care off
Lady In The Ashes
They get real mad if you touch it.
How could I not give this Memorial that is a tribute to our freedom 5 stars? It was my first time there and Within three minutes I saw a guy get on his knees and propose to his girl and then the beautiful couple in the photos who were getting their e.. Read more »ngagement photos taken. The whole thing was glorious!
How can you do DC and not hit this glorious spot up? Based on the Greek Parthenon, you'll get winded going up the steps. But man, it's worth it for the views.
Easy parking on Constitution or West Basin drive. There's a lot of 2 or 3 h.. Read more »our parking.. Bathrooms are on the bottom floor behind the stairs. Closest metro is the Smithsonian. For handicap access, head to the south side and go up the ramp past the bathrooms for the elevator.