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Lincoln Memorial In Washington DC

The Lincoln Memorial has no fees or reservations associated with a visit. The public may visit the Lincoln Memorial 24 hours a day. However, Park Rangers are on only duty from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm daily.

General visitor parking is available along Ohio Drive between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Bus parking is primarily available along Ohio Drive near the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.

“In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.” Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln sits immortalized in marble.

An enduring symbol of Freedom for all, the Lincoln Memorial attracts anyone who seeks inspiration and hope.

The Lincoln Memorial is located at the west end of the National Mall. From the top of the stairs in front of the memorial, you have a great view of the Washington Monument and the US Capitol.

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North East Corner Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial

The great state of New York was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1788

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North East Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial Saw-Tooth Cornice

The jagged saw-tooth effect seen across the top of the cornice, is made up of scallop details, lions heads, and rose buds

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North East Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial

The names of the 48 states in the Union, when the memorial was completed in 1922, are carved in the exterior attic walls. A memorial plaque in the plaza commemorates the subsequent admission of Alaska and Hawaii.

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North East Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial Carved Sculpture

Ernest Bairstow carved the sculptured features of the memorial with the assistance of Evelyn Beatrice Longman, Daniel Chester French's 19-year-old apprentice

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North East Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial in Summer

The facility is open year-round from 8 a.m. to midnight every day except December 25th. Many tourists will agree however, Washington is best visited in summer

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North East Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial

"...all men
everywhere could be free."

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North East Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial

President Lincoln's assassination in 1865, was the first presidential assassination in U.S. history and made him a martyr for the ideal of national unity

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North Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial - Attic Entablature

The under-ledge of the cornice is called a sofit. Seen here showcasing the many drop nubbins, or guttee, the sofit is also comprised of tooth-like mutules

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North Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial - Cornice Rose Bud Sculptures

In October 1985, the Senate passed a resolution that declared the rose as the National Floral Emblem of the United States. President Reagan issued Proclamation 5574: The National Floral Emblem of the United States of America: The Rose

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North Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial Attic Wall - Frieze

The name Montana is derived from the Spanish word montaña for mountain

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North Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial Attic Wall - Frieze

Exotic images and design features would be hard to duplicate nearly 90 years later

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North Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial Cornice Restoration

Some of the original stone work has either fallen away or become unstable requiring periodic replacement

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North Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial Attic Wall - Frieze

Wyoming, Utah and Kentucky

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North Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial Attic Wall - Frieze

Oklahoma and Tennessee

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North West Exterior Corner View - Lincoln Memorial Attic Frieze

The upper roof structure, or attic, could be called a pediment, but is actually a second entablature stacked on taller inner-columns

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