Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial

West Potomac Park  at 23rd St. NW
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 426-6841

The Lincoln Memorial, the grand memorial to Abraham Lincoln overlooks the Reflecting PoolWashington Monument and U.S. Capitol along the National Mall in Washington, DC. It is located on 107 acres in Potomac Park.  The memorial was built 1914–17. The building was designed by Henry Bacon and styled after a Greek temple. It has 36 Doric columns representing the states of the Union at the time of Lincoln's death. Inside the building is a 19-foot marble statue of the 16th president by Daniel Chester French and two murals by Jules Guerinnside and inscriptions of his Second Inaugural Address and the famous Gettysburg Address.  Open: Daily except Christmas. Park ranger in attendance 8 a.m.-midnight. Admission: Free  Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU.  Related Links: Lincoln Memorial Homepage