Lincoln Memorial

Type: Great Views, Historic Sites

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Alright, so romance and Abraham Lincoln may not seem like they go together but take in the memorial at night. The ambience will truly take your breathe away. To serve as a symbol of unity, strength...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily Open 24 Hours

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Romantic Things to Do, Sightseeing: "Look for the fasces – bundle of rods bound by a leather thong – positioned throughout the memorial."
  • Free Things to Do: "Look on the outside of the memorial to see the names of the 36 states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death."
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Look at the frieze to find the names of the 36 states in the union at the time of President Lincoln's death."
  • Historic Sites: "Look to the frieze to see the names of the 36 states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's assassination."
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Take a stroll by this memorial at night. It is truly a site to behold with the one you love.
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: In a district full of memorials, this is the one to visit if you have limited touring time.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The site honors the man who helped free a people and provided a backdrop for one of the most historic speeches ever given.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Not only can you see the memorial but also get great views of the National Mall, Reflecting Pool and Washington Monument.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: The backdrop for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have A Dream' speech, the memorial is a must-see.

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