Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Quick Facts

Lincoln Memorial

District Of Columbia

(202) 426-6841

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Things To Do



The Lincoln Memorial is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln and the nation he fought to preserve during the Civil War (1861-1865). The Lincoln Memorial was built to resemble a Greek temple. It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincoln's death. A sculpture by Daniel Chester French of a seated Lincoln is in the center of the memorial chamber. Inscribed on the south wall of the monument is the Gettysburg Address. As an enduring symbol of freedom, the Lincoln Memorial attracts anyone who seeks inspiration and hope.

Map of Lincoln

Latitude, Longitude: 38.889367, -77.049942



  • Auto/Motorcycle

    One of the popular ways to see the National Monuments is by driving. The major monuments are clustered in downtown D.C., providing easy access for tourists. Another great way to get around is a tour. Tourmobiling is also a popular way to fit the most into a day with the monuments.

  • Historic Sites

    The park staff offers daily interpretive tours every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Be certain to attend one of the special "I Have A Dream" programs offered daily at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Free Ranger talks via your telephone. There are also cell phone talks: dial (202) 747-3420 to listen to interpretive programs organized around more than ten Lincoln Memorial themes, including, "The Gettysburg Address," "Debunking the Myths of the Lincoln Memorial," and "The Life and Times of the Lincoln the Man."


Washington has a temperate climate typical of the Mid-Atlantic U.S., with four distinct seasons. Summer tends to be very hot and humid. Spring and fall are mild. Winter can bring cold temperatures, frozen precipitation and, on occasions, major snowstorms.

Park Partners

Trust for the National Mall

The Trust for the National Mall is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall. The trust's goal is to make the National Mall the best park in the world. The Trust for the National Mall will help restore, revitalize and preserve the National Mall, home to the enduring symbols of democracy, for present and future generations.

(202) 407-9408


Tourmobile open-air trams offer live narrated tours of DC and is the only riding tour of Arlington National Cemetery. You will be taken right where you want to go with unlimited reboarding. Hop on an off throughout the day. You choose where to stop, stay as long as you want, then reboard and ride to another historic location.

Guest Services manages all retail operations (stores and kiosks) for the National Park Service-operated National Mall in Washington, D.C.

(202) 554-5100



Interstates 66 and 395 provide access to the Mall from the south. Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, provide access from the north. Interstate 66, Route 50 and 29 provide access from the west. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the east.


Three major airports link Washington, D.C. with the rest of the country and the world. Ronald Reagan National Airport, Dulles Airport, and Baltimore-Washington Airport all have limousine, cab, or Metro services available that will connect with the National Mall.

Public Transportation

The nearest Metro station to this site is Foggy Bottom/George Washington University at 23rd and I Streets, NW; this station is just over 6/10 of a mile north of the memorial.

Phone Numbers


(202) 426-6841