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Lincoln Memorial

Monument / Landmark, Historic Site, and Gift Shop · Southwest Washington
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C. 20024, United States
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    • Noon–5:00 PM
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    • Noon–7:00 PM
    • 9:00 PM–10:00 PM
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    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
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    • Noon–6:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

The Lincoln Memorial is an American memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The architect was Henry Bacon, the sculptor of the main statue (Abraham Lincoln, 1920) was Daniel Chester Fre... (See all)


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    Douglas Z.
    "Beautiful to sit on the steps in the wee morning hours"(30 Tips)
    Michael J.
    "Fun Fact: 87 stairs from Reflective Pool to Lincoln Memorial"(15 Tips)
    Social N.
    "where Martin Luther King Jr."(8 Tips)
    Eric L.
    "Awesome view of the national mall!"(7 Tips)
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  • Betony K.

    Very moving - based on a Greco Roman temple design.

    Betony Kelly · 1 day ago
  • Steve S.

    Feels like a holy shrine, in awe of the man.

    Steve Sill · 1 week ago
  • Chamila U.

    Dawn is the best time to visit here. If that's a full moon day then it's perfect

    Chamila Udukumbura · 2 weeks ago
  • Jakub D.

    Just great :) The Americans make probably the best memorials in the world.

    Jakub Dubravčík · 2 weeks ago
  • Kirill K.

    Massive building

    Kirill Kukuruza · 2 weeks ago
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    Thanasis · 3 weeks ago
  • Joe C.

    Favorite memorial in DC. Absolutely beautiful.

    Joe Cooper · 3 weeks ago
  • c c.

    Abraham Lincoln Memorial

    c contreras · October 28
  • Meghan P.

    You can see the entire national mall from here and Lincoln is gigantic

    Meghan Pratt · October 12
  • Paula F.

    Too crowded, but it is a great place to go.

    Paula Freire · October 8
  • Ance K.

    A must in washington dc! Go early so there are less people around!

    Ance Kaleja · September 19
  • Julyane L.

    Must go de Washington!

    Julyane Lima · September 6
  • Nawon G.

    Awesome monument to Lincoln and view of the Washington Monument

    Nawon Gyaltsen · August 29
  • James C.

    Absolute must see in Washington DC.

    James C · August 29
  • Matt S.

    The history, sights and architecture.

    Matt Small · August 23
  • Daniel M.

    Very overcrowded. Tooooo much tourists over the year, but it's worth seeing it.

    Daniel Mokin · July 25
  • Nikki B.

    The Memorial has amazing words of wisdom #preech

    Nikki Browne · July 23
  • Lydia S.

    Awesome views and amazing memorial!

  • Jacob F.

    At the top of the pedestal on either side of the main staircase you’ll find Big Steps. Sit on them, stare from Lincoln to Washington, and think about one thing you love deeply.

    Jacob Ford · July 12
  • Brett G.

    A powerful tribute to one of the greatest leaders this country has ever seen.

    Brett Garwood · July 11
  • Alina H.

    Great place! Go right in the sunset for great pictures, dont forget comfortable shoes and tons of water.

    Alina HB · July 6
  • Nick J.

    If it weren't for all the people, this place would be perfect.

    Nick Jordan · July 5
  • Mike D.

    Go at night. It's so pretty.

    Mike Davis · June 23
  • Thomas K.

    Sights across the mall, backside of the memorial looking into Arlington

    Thomas Kevin · June 22
  • Katie W.

    Don't climb on Lincoln's lap. You think I wouldn't have to say it, but...

    Katie Willard · June 21
  • HashtagNYU

    Hey, there, Honest Abe. What's up? Read more

    HashtagNYU · June 19
  • Jason F.

    Come here at night, it's less crowded and you can't take better pictures if you have a tripod.

    Jason Fontana · June 16
  • Wael J.

    Take a nap at midday.

    Wael Jari · June 14
  • Island Bruin

    Walk all the way around and you can get some quiet time away from the crowds. Taxis are easy to find, way more than Jefferson Memorial

    Island Bruin · June 11
  • Eric L.

    Awesome view of the national mall!

    Eric Liu · June 5
  • Maria

    Must see in DC.

    Maria · June 3
  • Britt A.

    Good ol' Honest Abe

    Britt Antony · May 30
  • Simmi H.

    Amazing garden and reflection pool before the stairs to the monument. Beautiful statue of Lincoln!!

  • Samantha T.

    Love the Lincoln memorial center.

    Samantha Tov · May 16
  • Andrea M.

    Imposing monument , breathtaking sunset view ! ❤️

    Andrea Martinez · May 14
  • Aaron S.

    Walk all the way around!

    Aaron Smith · May 13
  • Catia D.

    Yes it has a great view of the Washington monument and the reflecting pool!

    Catia DaSilva · May 12
  • Niels S.

    Walk around the building too

  • Tianyu F.

    Fourscore and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, dedicated in the proposition that all men are created equal.

    Tianyu Fang · May 1
  • Alexander S.

    Must see in DC

    Alexander Stamey · April 29
  • Kimmie O.

    The walk up the stairs is worth it to take a pic with Lincoln !

    Kimmie Ohh · April 17
  • Emilio C.

    Super scenic view of the mall when you're on the steps here.

    Emilio C · April 15
  • Mike H.

    Great monument to a great man. Good view of the Washington Monument in the reflecting pool.

    Mike Hopkins · April 14
  • John C.

    Great to watch the sunset and people watch. Make sure to grab a spot in the steps at least an hour before sunset. Sunrise is beautiful too.

    John Cockerill · April 13
  • Shay

    Towering figure.

    Shay · April 12
  • Hannah M.

    Really great historical monument

    Hannah Muery · April 11
  • Jason M.

    If you come to DC you have to come here. It is a beautiful monument on a VERY grand scale and reminds you of just how important Lincoln was.

    Jason Monstrola · April 1
  • Myc A.

    Filming the opening credits for #BlackBox. ...Unstoppable Awesomeness!

    Myc Agnew · March 30
  • Robert T.

    One of the inspiring places in DC. There is a small marker of the steps to commemorate MLK's I have a dream speech.

    Robert Trio · March 26
  • Shavon

    Best viewed at night.

    Shavon · March 21

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