The Lincoln Memorial is a national memorial monument of the 16th president of the United States Abraham Lincoln, it is situated at the western end of the National Mall in Washington, DC. It was dedicated in 1922.
The memorial was built in the style of a Greek Doric Temple and inside, it contains a sculpture of a seated Abraham Lincoln with two inscriptions of his famous speeches. The statue was carved by the Piccirilli Brothers, the architect for the monument was Henry Bacon and the designer of the statue of Lincoln was Daniel Chester French. The Monument has been a place to hold speeches and one of the most famous was Martin Luther King's “I have a dream”, making the monument a historic symbol in regards to race relations in the USA.
The monument is situated at the western end of the National Mall and is accessible by walking from other major sights such as the Capitol etc. It is also accessible by bus services.
Opening Times and Admission
The memorial monument is normally busy but entrance to the memorial is free, unlike some others in the area.