Lincoln Memorial

Type: Great Views, Historic Sites

Map / Directions 10Best Says

To serve as a symbol of unity, strength and wisdom, the 16th President Abraham Lincoln is honored with this memorial featuring a statue seated below the inscription, "In this temple, as in the hearts...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Sightseeing: "Look for the fasces – bundle of rods bound by a leather thong – positioned throughout the memorial."
  • Historic Sites: "Look to the frieze to see the names of the 36 states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's assassination."
  • 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 Free Things to Do Because: In a district full of memorials, this is the one to visit if you have limited touring time.
  • 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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