Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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  • Raymond Abeltun
    Trondheim, Norway443 contributions
    Must do!!
    The entire park area is beautiful. But the Lincoln Memorial is something special. The architecture is quite spectatcular. The way that you dont really see the lincoln statue before going inside was very fascinating use of the stones they have used to build it. You can feel the importance of Lincoln for sure.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 7, 2023
  • The Baobab Republic
    Bangkok, Thailand382 contributions
    Iconic place
    One of the iconic buildings of America, in our opinion. If visiting D.C, then one of the must-visit places, is this place. A beautiful space, solemn and very symbolic. We slowly visit and enjoy the scenery here.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 2, 2023
  • Bill2025
    Surrey, Canada212 contributions
    Great Place
    The Lincoln Memorial is a must see if you’re in DC. There are lots of stairs before you reach the top, but it’s worth the walk up. The statue of President Lincoln is amazing. I highly recommend this place.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Jessica K
    Tarpon Springs, Florida278 contributions
    Lincoln
    By far one of the grandest monuments in DC. Situated on one end of the mall, it can be easily accessed day or night. There is a small “museum” inside, restrooms and drinking fountain. Always crowded with people, yet big enough to get a good picture. It needed a good cleaning when we were there, and it appeared that some outside work was being done on one side of the stairs.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Fleckney
    Fleckney, United Kingdom444 contributions
    Worth the long walk
    We walked from the Washington Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial and found that this was the best way to see everything along the way. The memorial is free to visit and very interesting to look round. The circular bus stops right outside and is very useful for a tour of the area
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Gibson and Pearl
    8 contributions
    Lincoln Memorial Day or Night
    We visited the monument in both the daytime and nighttime. Pictures at night turn out very well because of the lighting. Yes, there was a mass of people there both times. Personally, I wish all visitors would be more respectful of all the monuments! I am always amazed at the logistics used to build these monuments. Anyone have a "sliderule"? Remember while visiting any of the historical sights in the summer it will most probably be very warm. We had water with us at all times. There are lots and lots of food trucks and other venders at the locations.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 7, 2023
  • AlexanderD
    Jackson, New Jersey4,615 contributions
    Momentous Spot
    This is a must-see if you only have one shot at Washington or you live far away and know it’s not going to be easy to visit again. That almost goes without saying. Expect crowds unless you are there early in the morning. Also, take a moment to contemplate not just the man Lincoln but ponder also the events atop those stairs. Ponder Marian Anderson singing on those steps in 1939 or MLK giving his 1963 “I Have a Dream” there (which really goes well with the nearby MLK Memorial).
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Sarah Merly
    Purcellville, Virginia136 contributions
    Ever speechless—in the best way:)
    What more can I add? The Lincoln Memorial is truly majestic, always inspiring my heart to care for all my fellow citizens of America. You could live in D.C. all your life and never tire of this wonderful testament to our 16th U.S. President.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 10, 2023
  • phvi2617
    Anaheim, California553 contributions
    Great monument to a great man
    The Lincoln Memorial is an iconic and majestic monument. The words of Lincoln's Gettysburg and second inaugural addresses, carved into the walls, take on special meaning in this inspirational place. It does get busy, but it wasn't terribly crowded. Be sure to also visit the spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream Speech."
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Sharon G
    Nampa, Idaho272 contributions
    Worth seeing and walking up the steps
    Lots of steps going to the Memorial; however, it is well worth your time and effort. The view is amazing and the Memorial itself is quite powerful as a remembrance of a great man who did his best for his country. (IMO) Well worth seeing as part of our history as a country.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 17, 2023
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Philadelphia, PA801 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Took the crew for a day trip in DC over Christmas break. Seeing the Lincoln Memorial was a must. It is historical, impressive, and very crowded. There was also a lot of work going on around it. Regardless, it was a highlight of the trip for the kids.

Definitely worth checking out while in DC. Just don't expect a quiet, sombre moment alone with Abe. You will have people all around you.
Written February 21, 2024
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Kristie G
Livingston, TN56 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
This IS American history. It is under construction but you can still get access to see it. Definitely a must see when in D.C.
Written February 20, 2024
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,262 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
A towering figure of American history deserves a towering statue, and the Lincoln Memorial fits the bill. But the memorial is more than just the statue. The building is itself impressive and the associated displays add depth to the tale behind the man. This is a definite DC must visit.
Written February 18, 2024
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Boyd J
Maleny, Australia1,682 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We visited twice, once on our own in the day time and later, on a night time tour. Both times it was crowded (though less so at night). In the day time it was very crowded, and it is worth patiently navigating your way through the crowds to view this impressive monument up close and take in the speech inscribed in stone, and other information about the 16th President. (A little useful tip: underneath, there are public toilets - not always easy to find in US cities).
Written February 18, 2024
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Erin H
99 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
I have lived in Washington for 20 years, and used to work in very close proximity to this Monument for almost 15 of those. So I have been to this Monument many times, and sat on its steps to eat lunch and have gone during work hours just as a little break to sit back and awe at. Of course I have taken several guests there at night, and it's really beautiful and a magical place to be. I do recall hanging out at the monument with an ex-boyfriend and we had coffee with us. We attempted to sneak around to the back side and consume our hot beverages during the cold weather as it was raining. It really would have been a truly romantic evening and a much more memorable experience had the Park police not kicked us out for having food and drink, or rather drink on the premises. This was just coffee mind you and nothing illegal. We weren't doing anything else other than just wanting to have a private defensive place to sit and enjoy a record and the Magical atmosphere. So if you do go, I recommend you don't bring any hot beverages, or any food or beverage that would be consumed on the monument premises. It's a wonderful place to go and be pensive, but I think they want people to just come up see Mr Lincoln, take a few pictures and then go.
Written February 9, 2024
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Kevin B
Mount Juliet, TN2,315 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
The Lincoln Memorial has always been my favorite memorial in D.C. and it's likely because Lincoln is one of my favorite presidents. It's a stunning tribute to him and it's a very thought-provoking place to be, even when it's absolutely crowded. The architecture of the building itself is gorgeous and that is only enhanced by the statue of Lincoln himself. My favorite way of seeing this is it lit up at night and the memory of that is one that I will keep with me forever. It's a beautiful memorial and one you should make sure to see once in your life.
Written January 23, 2024
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Steven G
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
The Lincoln Memorial is like a history hug! With its grand marble vibes and Honest Abe statue, it's like stepping into a patriotic daydream. The words on the walls give you serious inspo, and the chill by the reflective pool is perfect for deep thoughts or a picnic. It's basically a giant reminder that history can be cool, and hey, Abe was a legend!
Written January 18, 2024
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zachattack01
Brampton, UK6 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Definitely worth the visit if you are in DC area. You can feel all the history and important events/speeches that have taken place here just by walking up the steep steps to go up to Abe directly
Written January 17, 2024
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sallyann4961
Hadleigh, UK39 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
The Memorial was/is undergoing some work when we visited. This greatly restricted access and the steps were dangerously crowded. The shop must be the smallest gift shop in the US!! Didn't detract from the experience though.
Written January 8, 2024
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Kayakgirly
London, UK306 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Always worth a visit when in DC. There’s construction underway so half the stairway leading up to the memorial is closed. This means that the place where Martin Luther King Jr gave his legendary speech is not currently able to be seen. I sincerely hope that when the construction is complete, that location is given the focus it deserves as previously it was lost.
Written January 5, 2024
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