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Lincoln Memorial

Monument / Landmark, Historic Site, and National Park
Southwest Washington, Washington
  • Has a stamp of approval from Michelin Travel & Lifestyle and Washington Post
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  • Douglas Z.
    "Beautiful to sit on the steps in the wee morning hours"(34 Tips)
    Michael J.
    "Fun Fact: 87 stairs from Reflective Pool to Lincoln Memorial"(17 Tips)
    Darryl J.
    "his speech"(21 Tips)
    Elizabeth B.
    "Fun to visit and you can bike around the national mall."(10 Tips)
370 Tips and reviews
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  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PaczuskiAugust 13, 2013
    Say hello to Mr. Pennyface himself.
  • J. R.
    J. RizzleApril 22, 2012
    Visit it at night, it's worth it
  • Eileen D.
    Eileen DaleyOctober 15, 2010
    To the left of the steps is a little museum. In the back of there is an elevator that can take you up to (or down from) the memorial, if you can't climb the stairs or don't feel like it.
  • VEE
    VEEJune 21, 2014
    To crowded ! But pretty cool 😏 .
  • Trust for the National Mall
    We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Lincoln Memorial. Please join the Trust for the National Mall as we preserve this iconic park for future generations. Read more
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.August 21, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 go 2 and see a memorial of Lincoln.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HNovember 20, 2009
    What would it have been like if we didn't have Pres. Lincoln? Great tribute to the Great President.
  • Alessandro B.
    Alessandro BarchiMay 13, 2011
    1 of 4 American Presidents Assassinated.
  • Maryam A.
    If your a toursit in dc area it wouldent make sense not visting this place.
  • Nancy M.
    Gorgeous at night but make sure you get a chance to take in the other memorials that are at that end of the national mall.
  • Samantha T.
    Samantha TovMay 16, 2015
    Love the Lincoln memorial center.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJuly 11, 2015
    A powerful tribute to one of the greatest leaders this country has ever seen.
  • Guillodf
    GuillodfSeptember 18, 2016
    The Memorial by itself, the view, but over all what it represents !!! Amazing !!!
  • Edwin M.
    Edwin McDonaldMarch 25, 2012
    Look for the marked location where MLK Jr gave his famous speech before you head up the last 18 steps to see Lincoln.
  • Shannon A.
    Shannon AtanasOctober 24, 2010
    This is gorgeous. The way the sunsets over the building is amazing. Very busy!!
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn CallahanNovember 19, 2016
    Don't forget to read the Gettysburg Address, one of the most famous speeches ever spoken. It's on the left as you come in. Notice how it's written as a story. Lincoln was famous as a storyteller.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaJanuary 29, 2013
    Come at night. Less crowds and way more cool.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LNovember 15, 2014
    amazing♥ gonna come back at night, it's more beautiful at night with all the lights :)
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhApril 17, 2015
    The walk up the stairs is worth it to take a pic with Lincoln !
  • Lj
    LjNovember 4, 2010
    It's sad that most people reference the Forrest Gump scene when here, and not real history. Pull your head out of your asses people!!
  • Darryl J.
    Darryl J.September 7, 2010
    i must admit... quite a site (and sight)... the reflecting pool, the marked spot where MLK gave his speech, the monument and Capital in the nice even on a hot day
  • Simmi H.
    Amazing garden and reflection pool before the stairs to the monument. Beautiful statue of Lincoln!!
  • Sylvia R.
    Sylvia RFebruary 21, 2015
    The Lincoln Memorial is a wonderful spectacle. Whether you go in snow or sun, it's beautiful. Plus a vital scene from Forest Gump took place here.
  • Jeffery J.
    This is a great memorial of honest Abe!!!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsApril 14, 2015
    Great monument to a great man. Good view of the Washington Monument in the reflecting pool.
  • Zack S.
    Zack StantonFebruary 18, 2011
    Take the time to read Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural, both inscribed on the sides of the memorial.
  • Lorence A.
    Lorence AlacarMay 11, 2013
    If you look behind his statue, in his hair, you can kind of make out a profile of John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated Lincoln. JK.
  • José M.
    José MachadoApril 30, 2010
    Download the MP3/Wave file and listen the "I Have a Dream" speech of Martin Luther King on the same step of the Lincoln Memorial where he was on August 28, 1963 with a broad view to the National Mall. Read more
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJuly 30, 2010
    The spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. stood to give his "I Have A Dream" speech is engraved on the landing eighteen steps below Lincoln's statue. Check out this video for more history on the Lincoln Read more
  • James C.
    James CAugust 29, 2015
    Absolute must see in Washington DC.
  • Ed D.
    Ed DennisNovember 30, 2016
    It is awe inspiring, majestic.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BreeseJune 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit on the lower side ledges to escape the sun and crowds.
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda RogozaJanuary 6, 2013
  • W_J L.
    W_J LahengkoJanuary 28, 2011
  • Karina F.
    Karina FreireAugust 8, 2014
    Have your cameras on, the president's helicopter flyes around all day.
  • babysmurf
    babysmurfJanuary 14, 2012
    Must visit at night. It's more magical than daytime!
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WeiAugust 15
    Meet here on Wednesday mornings for a great group workout with November Project
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    Did ya know the statue of President Lincoln is 19 feet high?! Park rangers are on hand to answer questions and give kids even more trivia.Powered by
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisJune 23, 2015
    Go at night. It's so pretty.
  • Tom S.
    Tom SakellJune 26, 2012
    Stop and read. Every time.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaApril 25, 2016
    Famous monument for photo op & reflection.
  • Hot S.
    Hot SandApril 11, 2014
    Of all the memorials in D.C. This one took my breath away. I highly recommend it to all 😌
  • Hind B.
    Hind BugshanMarch 21, 2016
    Best photo shots place, but gets crowded in weekends and no good chance to have a space to set.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesNovember 20, 2016
    Inspiring, mesmerizing. Absolutely worth the visit.
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander SchekJuly 27, 2011
    Bring water. There are no water to drink.
  • Candice W.
    Spectacular view and statue.
  • William T.
    William ThorneApril 8, 2012
    can have nice picnic lunch with Abe
  • Sandro D.
    A must see!
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    All 54 stairs will give you a work out, but they're marble so be careful if they're wet
  • Samantha C.
    Samantha CastagnaMarch 28, 2013
    I had no idea the states and their year of joining the union were on the top of the monument. A fantastic monument.
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