The Lincoln Memorial: Iconic Landmark, Reflecting Pool & National Mall Views
Immortalized in marble, the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC is one of the most iconic and beloved destinations of the U.S. Situated on the western end of The National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial honors the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, as he sits contemplatively over the mall's Reflecting Pool. Climb the memorial's historical steps, where Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Experience the stately grandeur of the 19-foot statue of President Lincoln. Stand beside the memorial's 36 immense Doric columns, each representing the 36 unified U.S. states at the time of his death, and share President Lincoln's sweeping view of The National Mall.
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What's the best way to get to the Lincoln Memorial?
The most convenient way to visit the Lincoln Memorial is by Metrobus or Metro. The nearest Metro stations are the ones of Foggy Bottom and Smithsonian. If visiting by bus, the 32, 34 or 36 routes will stop near the memorial. The sidewalks leading to the Lincoln Memorial are wheelchair accessible, and an elevator is available to access the memorial's chamber floor.
How tall is the Lincoln Memorial?
While the marble statue of President Lincoln is 19 feet tall, the actual memorial reaches a height of nearly 100 feet. The Lincoln Memorial is also 190 feet long and 119 feet wide. The height from the chamber floor to the memorial's ceiling is 60 feet, providing an immense, open space for the Lincoln statue and inscriptions.