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Lincoln Memorial
Things to see at Lincoln Memorial:
A bucket list of the top sights at Lincoln Memorial, ordered by popularity.
1. Korean War Memorial
2. Reflecting Pool
3. Abe
4. Flags
5. The Three Soldiers
6. Freedom is not Free
7. Gettysburg Address
8. I Have A Dream
9. Rolling Thunder
10. Enshrined Forever
11. In This Temple
12. Four Score
13. Abraham
14. Patrol
15. Ohio Drive

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon; the designer of the primary statue – Abraham Lincoln, 1920 – was Daniel Chester French; the Lincoln statue was carved by the Piccirilli Brothers; and the painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin. Dedicated in 1922, it is one of several monuments built to honor an American president. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has been a symbolic center focused on race relations.

The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address. The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, during the rally at the end of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Like other monuments on the National Mall – including the nearby Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and National World War II Memorial – the memorial is administered by the National Park Service under its National Mall and Memorial Parks group. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since October 15, 1966. It is open to the public 24 hours a day. In 2007, it was ranked seventh on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects. Since 2010, approximately 6 million people visit the memorial annually.

(Wikipedia)
Visitors 2399
Oldest photo 11/03/1996
Newest photo 03/28/2016
Alternative titles "Lincoln"
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