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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  • Bill2025
    Surrey, Canada328 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Florida455 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 Kingdom436 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 Jersey5,612 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Virginia150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, California580 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Idaho264 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
  • Eyekaytoo
    Leverkusen, Germany3,017 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another great monument ticked off my bucket list
    Being in Washington DC we just had to take a walk over to this iconic monument to contemplate the large statue of Abraham Lincoln in his seat. I've seen this in so many movies so it was a delight to see it "in the flesh", or should I say marble. On the day we visited there were many tourists, particularly young groups of school children and students. So it was a bit noisy, but still a pleasure to see. By the way, having lived in Athens, Greece, the whole building does have very much a Parthenon feel to it. But not quite so old... My son & I didn't linger her that long but we did stand on the steps looking down on to the reflecting pond and further towards the iconic Washington Monument. Again the view has been immortalized in so many Hollywood movies. Interestingly with that view standing in the middle of the steps and looking eastwards (I think), the Washington Monument totally obscures Capitol Hill in the mid distance. Intriguing.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Tammy W
    Kerrville, Texas157 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lincoln Memorial is a must
    It was amazing to see this in person. The enormous size is NOT portrayed in any photos. Gorgeous building with beautiful views. It was very hot when we were there and we had already walked an enormous amount so we took the elevator up and the stairs down. The elevator is at the base of the memorial on the left by the restrooms. The gift shop is VERY small and not air conditioned but had a few really neat items.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 22, 2023
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GMH153
Widley, UK588 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
The Lincoln memorial is always very impressive of Abraham Lincoln sitting and pondering over the reflecting pool

They are currently building an exhibit underneath the memorial so there is a temporary ramp or a climb up the stairs
Written June 12, 2024
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LindsayNjoe429
618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Pictures, books, and TV does not come close to seeing this in real life. It is such a gorgeous tribute to Abraham Lincoln and the amazing changes he made. It is well worth a visit. Although, under a little construction while we were there, it was still so amazing and beautiful. I’m so glad we had the opportunity to see this in person and I highly recommend you See it as well.
Written June 7, 2024
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Cassandra C
California City, CA32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Business
The Lincoln Memorial in D.C. is awe-inspiring. The grand statue and famous speech inscriptions are deeply moving. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Reflecting Pool and Washington Monument, especially at sunset. A must-visit!
Written June 4, 2024
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Rodolfo B
São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil758 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
Very impressive, I have been there in 2014, then, after 10 years, I have returned to visit Lincoln Memorial. It is an amazing place, there is no doubt why there are lots of people visiting it. I'm sharing some pictures to try to express the feeling of being there.
Written June 2, 2024
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Companion18631799483
Wellston, OK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Truly solemn and amazing. Even with many other visitors, the tone is hushed and reverent. I am glad I went alone, I was able to take all the time I wanted to read appreciate.
Written June 2, 2024
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Atravellingrunner
Orlando, FL101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
National treasure. Impressive memorial of a great American. Well-maintained and views from every direction give a different optical illusion.
Written May 24, 2024
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Kathleen O
Martinez, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
My husband & I took our grandsons, 12 & 14 to DC so they could enjoy and experience our nation's capital. We had 3 full days and we really filled them. We stayed in the Capital Hill/Navy Yard area which does have many restaurants, is close to a Metro station as well as the Baeball stadium. For the Air & Space museum get tickets ahead - it gets full so ticket/passes are needed (free). we go to the Hirschorn Modern Art museum, The Potrait Museum, The Holocaust Museum, American History museum. Also had a tour of the White House as well as the Capital. The Capital tour was a big hit. Made it to most of the monuments during the day but also went back at night because they are stunning at night. Last museum was the International Spy Museum (not a mithsonian and $ticket needed. Went to the National Zoo too, although if short on time skip it. Eastern Market (Capital Hill) is a great stop too. We never made it to Georgetown - next time! (I've been there many times so I didn't mind) Our boys were very engaged at all the Museums - thrye loved Spy Museum.
Written May 21, 2024
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Brian R
Horsens, Denmark760 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
As a European I might be a bit allergic to bombastic architecture and person centered cults. While I deeply respect and appreciate this presidents efforts and achievements, I shy away from the efforts to turn this memorial into a place of worship.
Fitting, though, it is built on stilts to make it appear elevated in the landscape. And even more interesting, they are now working on turning the vault under the structure into an exhibition area, including the graffiti left from the workers who built it.
Written May 17, 2024
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DAROHATH
Cairns, Australia1,212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A must see memorial, but it was very busy when we were there. Quite a few school groups too, so a little difficult to get good photos. Not a criticism, just something to be aware of
Written May 14, 2024
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Chris V
North Las Vegas, NV172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
One of the coolest experiences.....and worth the time and effort to see....it is truly awe-inspiring to see in person.
Written May 9, 2024
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