Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

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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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  • We visited as part of a private guided tour. After driving by during the day it was an entirely different atmosphere and experience at night. We loved it 
    We visited as part of a private guided tour. After driving by during the day it was an entirely different atmosphere and experience at night. We loved it  more »
  • This wasn't my first visit to the Lincoln Memorial but I continue to be amazed and touched by this great president's imposing statue and stirring words that surround it. It occupies a special place.....  more
    This wasn't my first visit to the Lincoln Memorial but I continue to be amazed and touched by this great president's imposing statue and stirring words that surround it. It occupies a special place.....  more »
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  • 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. If you're lucky, in early spring the Cherry Blossom trees will be in bloom.
  • 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 monument is beautiful form the Lincoln Memorial. If you pass by DC I recommend you visit it!

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