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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Everything about this place is awe-inspiring. I could go here every day and not get tired of it. It is an amazing place and I was overwhelmed by it. You should go more than one time at different times of day. It is different each time.
Written 29 January 2023
Feb 2022 • Family
Fantastic view and history. My teenage son loved it and would go back again . Travel was great with the air conditioner and comfy bus as it was a hot day .
Written 25 January 2023
It was great to walk along the reflecting pool towards the memorial and to go inside and stand in front of Lincoln.
Written 24 January 2023
Visited as part of a tour. Pretty busy but manageable. Anyone visiting this iconic site expecting it to be deserted will be very surprised. It doesn't take long to view.
Written 24 January 2023
This is a stunning memorial. The only thing we didn't know at the time was that there is an elevator!! Definitely would have been helpful for my aging mother.
Written 23 January 2023
Met our expectations and then some. Lincoln is larger than life. The reminder of the history was overwhelming.
Written 19 January 2023
Oct 2022 • Solo
Certainly a must do while in DC. Definitely add it towards the top of your list as it’s something you won’t want to miss. So peaceful and beautiful. I could have sat on the steps for hours soaking it in (if it weren’t such a chilly day). Can’t wait to bring my kids here to visit.
Written 16 January 2023
Jun 2022 • Solo
The best part of my trip to DC was stopping here. It’s actually a lot bigger inside than I was expecting so it was easy to get a good view of the statue even though there was a lot of people in there. The ranger was very nice and answered a question that I had and even shared some additional details about the monument that made it really interesting.
Written 15 January 2023
Jan 2023 • Couples
Truly one of the beautiful and graceful views of The Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Well maintained. Plenty of history to take in. Day time definitely had plenty of people and night time gave a more personal and solitude vibe. We had a wonderful time.
Written 14 January 2023
A glimpse into the history of the US. The unionstates are up above the pillars on the outside and two of Lincoln-s speechs are engraved on the side walls. The vietnam statue and Korean are close by.
Written 12 January 2023
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Where is the easiest parking to be able to walk and view all the monuments and Smithsonian?
Honestly, take the metro into town and get off at the Smithsonian stop. That places you roughly in the middle of the National Mall. They have a red bus called the DC circulator that you can ride for free and it will take you to all of the major stops. Or you can take a stroll around to see all of the monuments and museums.
Hi, We will visit Washington this summer. How long did you take at each monument? We are staying close by so will probably start out really early to try and avoid the main crowds! We have to be at the Capitol Building for 10:15 and would like to get Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam and Washington monuments seen before that. We hope to be at the White House (just to take a picture and not stop) for 8:00. Do you think that would be sufficient time? We will be on foot but are all fit and healthy! Thank you! Bev
My opinion is No, that's not enough time, 20 minutes at each place is like running from place to place without actually paying much attention to what is there. I suppose, depending on how you sightsee, you could run up to it look it over quick, run to the next Monument. But I like to take it all in, walk around, read the information that is posted. I can't imagine being able to read anything about each place you are seeing at the speed with which you want to go. So I guess it depends on what you want to get out of it. Do you want to just look at the pretty building and keep moving? If so, sure, you can see all these things in that time. If you want to get more out of the experience while learning about each place... .you will need to allocate more time. Enjoy your visit!
Is it possible to see all the major monuments in D.C. in one day?
It is. But D.C. is worth spending more time in. If you also want to visit some of the museums, you should plan for some days. Enjoy your stay. It is a nice city. :)
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