Monument / Landmark
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About this place
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 French.
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The neoclassical Lincoln Memorial is a tribute to America’s 16th president and is best seen at night. Located at the western end of the National Mall, the views from the memorial are nothing short of spectacular. Walk around all sides to get the perfect shot!
This is one of the iconic landmarks and there is so much to take in. The steps where so many important events have happened and, of course, the statue of Lincoln himself standing over it all. Love it.
I recommend seeing this place at night. All the monuments are beautifully lit up, relatively walkable between each other, and it is so much less crowded and cool at night than during the day. Either side of the statue has his Inauguration Speech and his Gettysburg Address which are emotional and…
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.
The Lincoln memorial is the beautiful and impressive site of so many important civil rights events, not least of which Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington. It's especially beautiful at night, however, and with significantly fewer people!