Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial
4.5
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
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Gina L
Texas148 contributions
Stunning
Oct 2021
By far the best monument in DC. Not to be missed. Take a moment to stare at Lincoln, read some of text on the walls, sit on the steps and just ponder.
Written 23 October 2021
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Mariher_Canino
San Juan, Puerto Rico11 contributions
Awesome place
Sep 2021
The photos don't do her beauty justice. I always long to visit him because there were many movies that I saw.
Written 22 October 2021
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brittanymartinelli
Quincy, MA104 contributions
Must do while in DC
Aug 2021
must do for DC great for photos and my husband loved all the history the whole walk down and very clean, suggest starting here and walking all the way to the washington monument
Written 19 October 2021
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SeniorTravelerTF
Fort Atkinson862 contributions
Like they say about the Rose Bowl, the Granddaddy of monuments
Oct 2021
This is not a monument that will occupy a lot of your time reading exhibits and interpretive signs. This is a pause, breath deep, read the words on the walls, and let the awesome nature of the man and the building be absorbed. Part of the mall so easy to get to, safe to visit any time of day. The first thing to do, even if you have visited before. (I do, however, if the NPS could figure out a way to keep the birds out of the pool as the mess detracts from the ambiance.)
Written 18 October 2021
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bosoxbevy
United States43 contributions
A must see
Oct 2021 • Solo
When in DC you must go visit Abe. There are several steps to walk to see Lincoln’s statue, but they are spaced out in sections so it really didn’t seem too challenging. Once you make it to the top you realize how worth the climb was to see Abe as well as the view of the reflecting pool and Washington monument. I suggest continuing on to the Vietnam wall which is within minutes of walking distance away, and the WW2 monument which is just on the other end of the reflecting pool.
Written 16 October 2021
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Michael N
Prairieville, LA12 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2021
Seeing something that you learned about in School was just an amazing site to see. We did the DC Tour through VIATOR our guide Chris was very Knowledgeable of all of DC Sites and Activities
Written 11 October 2021
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Paul E
New York City, NY68 contributions
What An Iconic Memorial! Worth A Look!
Sep 2021
The giant memorial to 'Honest Abe' is such an iconic structure that I had to visit when in Washington DC.

It sits near The White House and on The Mall with The Washington Monument. Not to forget The Vietnam Veterans Memorial. An excellent picture of the The House of Representatives (The Capitol Dome) may be taken whilst at the memorial. All within walking distance.

Some things I picked up on. It is in Greek Revivalist architecture (based upon The Parthenon in Greece), it has 36 columns because of the 36 states that were part of the union at the time of Abe's death, and has 58 steps, which represent his two years in office and being 56-years-old at the time of his assassination.

Spend a morning or all day taking in these amazing structures. It really is great sight-seeing!
Written 6 October 2021
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Andrew T
108 contributions
Visit
Sep 2021 • Solo
Really grand in scope, very fun to go to. Lots of stairs so that may be an issue for some. Enjoyed the quotes on the wall behind him.
Written 3 October 2021
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bradziker1
Lake Mary, FL1,328 contributions
awe inspiring
Sep 2021
Can't put into words with the atmosphere and history. It was so inspiring reading the quotes by Lincoln on either side and realizing the importance to our country. Its a lot of steps to get to the top - and slippery, but worth it. Back of memorial has excellent pictures you can take of the Potomac.
Written 3 October 2021
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Cyndy P
Toledo, OH42 contributions
Awesome!!
Sep 2021
The most awesome sight there is! Overwhelming to the senses. Beautiful and majestic! Make it a point to see this!
Written 1 October 2021
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