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Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Quick facts about Lincoln Memorial

  • Name: Lincoln Memorial
  • Location: Washington, DC, USA
  • Built 1922
  • Type of attraction: Architectural/Memorial
  • Ticket price: Free

The Lincoln Memorial is an impressive national American monument constructed to honor the United States ‘ 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. It is situated opposite the Washington Monument on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The building is built in a Greek Doric temple style and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, together with inscriptions of two most famous speeches by Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address and his second inaugural address.

The memorial itself has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered on August 28, 1963.

The memorial is one of the most popular landmark in Washington, D.C, and a must see when you visit.

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Interesting facts about Lincoln Memorial

  • Memorial is open 24 hours a day.
  • There was a typo on the wall in one of the inscriptions.
  • Original design idea included large pyramid instead of the temple.
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