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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  • It’s worth it just to read the inscribed Gettysburg Address Seeing the spot where MLK delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech  more »
  • Great spot to enjoy the history of our Country while spending time with your family in the Capitol of the USA  more »
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  • I love this place because this place is full of history that you can actually see, touch and reminisce and imagine. This place is better then history books and a history class. You can actually walk right through your history. All the monuments are awesome. The land and location is clean and beautiful. If you never been you MUST go.
  • A stunning impressive sight. Size is hard to comprehend. Beautiful building with lots of meaning behind everything. Flooded with people and hard to get clear pictures. A lot of people randomly stop on the steps and take pictures so can be difficult to navigate through. Well worth going to!

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