Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The Greek Doric-style memorial sits on the western end of the National Mall and has been the setting of many famous speeches throughout its history.
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  • Sharon G
    Nampa, Idaho267 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth seeing and walking up the steps
    Lots of steps going to the Memorial; however, it is well worth your time and effort. The view is amazing and the Memorial itself is quite powerful as a remembrance of a great man who did his best for his country. (IMO) Well worth seeing as part of our history as a country.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Eyekaytoo
    Leverkusen, Germany3,037 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another great monument ticked off my bucket list
    Being in Washington DC we just had to take a walk over to this iconic monument to contemplate the large statue of Abraham Lincoln in his seat. I've seen this in so many movies so it was a delight to see it "in the flesh", or should I say marble. On the day we visited there were many tourists, particularly young groups of school children and students. So it was a bit noisy, but still a pleasure to see. By the way, having lived in Athens, Greece, the whole building does have very much a Parthenon feel to it. But not quite so old... My son & I didn't linger her that long but we did stand on the steps looking down on to the reflecting pond and further towards the iconic Washington Monument. Again the view has been immortalized in so many Hollywood movies. Interestingly with that view standing in the middle of the steps and looking eastwards (I think), the Washington Monument totally obscures Capitol Hill in the mid distance. Intriguing.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Tammy W
    Kerrville, Texas157 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lincoln Memorial is a must
    It was amazing to see this in person. The enormous size is NOT portrayed in any photos. Gorgeous building with beautiful views. It was very hot when we were there and we had already walked an enormous amount so we took the elevator up and the stairs down. The elevator is at the base of the memorial on the left by the restrooms. The gift shop is VERY small and not air conditioned but had a few really neat items.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Michelle H
    New York City, New York1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very hot in July but smaller crowds at night
    It was extremely hot but going in the late evening after 8pm, the crowds were smaller and the summer heat cooled down just a little bit. There was free parking on the street after 8pm too. The lighting was great at the Lincoln Memorial but the reflecting pool barely had any lights so it wasn’t too memorable. The Washington Monument reflecting was nice though.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • KJ Percy
    42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great memorial but beware construction
    Memorial is breathtaking and absolutely worth a visit. I've been before, but wanted to take my family this time (teens). We happened to be there during some construction which meant the stairs (where many people sit, eat, gather) was more than partially blocked, making entering and exiting a bit of a challenge.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Sumera Q
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    busy busy hot and busy
    lots of construction going on, but this place is a timeless and epic beauty. be careful climbing DOWN the stairs though-- especially in this heat. There are no handrails (would look tacky), so just make sure to go slow, avoid any liquid spills on the stairs, and stay hydrated!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Marusia F
    Belo Horizonte, MG42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Um passeio incrível
    Start the tour at 14th Street and go ahead towards the Washington Monument, keep going until you reach the World War II Memorial. This place is incredible and we have a view of an Atlantic arc on one side and the Pacific arc on the opposite side. Then walk along the Reflecting Pool until you reach the Lincoln Memorial. It is an unmissable and incredible tour. Comece o passeio na 14th Street e siga em direção ao Washington Monument, continue seguindo até chegar no World War II Memorial. Este lugar é incrível e temos uma visão de um lado um arco do Atlântico e do lado oposto o arco do Pacífico. Seguindo caminhe pela Reflecting Pool até chegar no Memorial Lincoln. É um passeio imperdível e incrível.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 12 August 2023
  • BougieKnight
    Akron, Ohio183 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Still accessible though undergoing renovation in 8/2023
    From afar, it looks as if the memorial is shut down. Wooden construction boards and scaffolding everywhere on the monument; the steps are half blocked by this, Lincoln statue is not visible, etc... Many people turning around and walking away. As we walked closer it was apparent there IS the ability to walk to the main stature, with a short line to wait in. There is indeed access to the full statue and memorial writings. This was a relief.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • David H
    Bury, United Kingdom1,634 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most amazing of all the monuments
    I visited twice - once on a night tour and again during the day. The monument close up is vast - just walking up the many steps is an experience. Inside, Lincoln’s commanding figure gazes down the Mall through the many columns. It is the most impressive and imposing of all the monuments on the Mall, and should b3non everybody’s list to visit.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 August 2023
  • ItchyFeet
    Camarillo, California10,905 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great national monument
    A lot of the monuments, have construction going on to remodel and update. There was some scaffolding and wood around the monument but you were still able to get to see Lincoln. I always like seeing the monuments at night when there are less people and the lighting is really good. I was last here about 15 years ago and it’s always cool to see the monuments again. Definitely a must see you when you’re in Washington DC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 August 2023
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FIL M
London, UK634 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
If visiting Washington you must attend the Lincoln Memorial. The statue is iconic and the views are truly beautiful. It is well worth the walk. They are carrying out refurbishment to make it even more accessible, which I think is great.
Written 11 July 2024
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Angello P
Providencia, Chile50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Beautiful place, full of people but it's worth it and the traffic is very fluid. Lot of history there, safe and well prepared.
Written 6 July 2024
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,498 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A beautiful building overlooking the Washington Monument and the Capitol Hill at the other end, and there was no more appropriate president to reside in that space other than the man who abolished slavery, Thomas Jefferson!

During my visit, the left side of the memorial was under renovation, and so I was unable to take a nice picture of the memorial's exterior. The memorial itself was pretty iconic, seen in many tourist photos and it's pretty much self-explanatory. I like that he is looking straight to the monument and the capitol.
Written 1 July 2024
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY3,082 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Lincoln Memorial is an iconic memorial on the National Mall dedicated to the 16th President of the United States. When I went, the memorial was unfortunately under construction which blocked off most of the stairs. Other than that, it was very surreal to visit and have great views of the Washington Monument and the rest of the National Mall.
Written 23 June 2024
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Jax20152015
Oklahoma346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
I had some free time and decided to visit. There is a lot of walking. This is under renovation. The steps are getting worked on. The view! There were a lot of people. Must see.
Written 22 June 2024
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Destination Unknown 3
Andrews, SC14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Pictures do not compare to this magnificent memorial. Crowded, however people will let you get your pictures. Don’t miss this.
Written 21 June 2024
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I W
Leicestershire, UK322 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A must do for a trip to Washington. It's at the end of the national mall, so can be quite a walk. We visited it twice, once as part of a bike tour and the other as part of a night time bus trip. Awesome statue. We went on a Thursday morning and a Thursday night and it was quite busy both times, but it was worth it seeing it during the day and night.
Written 17 June 2024
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Connie M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Long walking the monument but so worth the time love two options for getting to the top steps or ramp very helpful and kept the heavy foot traffic moving
Written 15 June 2024
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Rachel & Andy
393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Visited: 08/07/2023

Always wanted to see this in person and finally did. Huge iconic building, very well looked-after. Can get busy.
The only downside when we visited was the building works, but aware that maintenance is needed to keep it looking so fabulous.
Written 14 June 2024
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GMH153
Widley, UK751 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
The Lincoln memorial is always very impressive of Abraham Lincoln sitting and pondering over the reflecting pool

They are currently building an exhibit underneath the memorial so there is a temporary ramp or a climb up the stairs
Written 12 June 2024
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