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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  • In March, my younger daughter and I made a quick trip to D.C. for my “Birthday Month!” We wanted to see as many sights as possible in a three-day period, so one day, we booked one of the many availabl...  more »
  • Never been in DC and when I was walking the staid it exceeded all my expectations. Reading the panels and looking at him sitting in the chair was breath taking.  more »
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  • Looks just like what I've always seen on the penny. Except 1,000,000 times better. Just the sheer size of Lincoln is humbling. Being in the building in the presence of that statue really drives a feeling of pride to your inner core. This is a critically important piece of our history to remember, and the architects did it right. Wonderful.
  • Magnificent! Truly an awe inspiring monument to a true American. Words cannot describe the emotions I experienced as I walked up the steps and saw with my own eyes his memorial. It was a moment every one should experience and one I'll never forget. Thank you, Mom. You're the best!
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