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Lincoln Memorial

118 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
I occasionally go here at night, sit on the steps, and just observe the reflection pool along with the Washington Monument in the night sky. I honestly think the experience is better at night. There’s usually college aged adults and small groups of tourists around even at 1am.
Denzel
Denzel
Lives in Lanham

Tips from locals

Liz
Liz
May 2, 2021
Can't miss this on your tour of the monuments.
Michael
Michael
November 11, 2020
Columns and Lincoln, need I say more? FREE to visit.
Tchi
Tchi
February 14, 2021
History buffs might enjoy the man of few words' two famous speeches, the second inaugural address and the Gettysburg Address, which are both etched into the memorial's opposing walls. Art history and architecture aficionados will enjoy admiring the building's striking design by Henry Bacon, complete…
Julia
Julia
November 18, 2020
Pro tip - walk around to the back of the Lincoln Memorial after climbing the steps up to see him. Way fewer crowds back there and great views of the Arlington National Cemetery, especially at sunset.
Matthew
Matthew
January 12, 2021
Although the Lincoln Memorial is just one of the District's many monuments, the larger-than-life Honest Abe is also among travelers' favorites. History buffs might enjoy the man of few (albeit powerful) words' two famous speeches, the second inaugural address and the Gettysburg Address, which are…

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Location
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest
Washington, DC 20037
Phone+1 202-426-6841