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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 West Exterior Corner View - Lincoln Memorial Attic Wall Frieze

in 1803, a deal was struck for the purchase of the entire 828,000 square miles of Louisiana territory for 60 million Francs, approximately $15 million

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North Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial

This is the same building as the one on the back of the U.S. Penny and the $5 bill.

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North West Exterior Corner View - Lincoln Memorial

In his Gettysburg Address Lincoln redefined the American nation, arguing that it was born not in 1789 but in 1776, "conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

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North West Exterior Corner View - The Lincoln Memorial Close Up

Indiana was admitted to the Union in 1816 as the nineteenth state

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Lincoln Memorial - Upper Roof - South West Corner Frieze

Delaware Pennsylvania and New Jersey above Mississippi and Illinois

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Lincoln Memorial - Friezes and Reliefs

The beauty of classic Greek architecture is evident in the detailed craftsmanship of the carved sculptures

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Lincoln Memorial - Royal Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle relief on the upper attic is atypical. Seen here perched and without olive branches and arrows

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The Lincoln Memorial - States of the Union

Missouri and Arkansas can be Seen on this section of the architrave and South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Virginia are inscribed on the attic wall

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The Lincoln Memorial - Rhode Island 1790

Rhode Island approved the Articles of Confederation on the 29th of May 1790, and was the last of the 13 original colonies to ratify the US constitution

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The Lincoln Memorial - Another View

Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky, Florida and Texas

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Lincoln Memorial - IOWA

The state is named for the Ioway people, a Siouan tribe of Native Americans that formerly lived there

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South West Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial

Picturesque scenery in summer looks like ancient Greece from some angles

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Lincoln Memorial - Rare View

Seen here is the rarely photographed back of the monumental structure

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Lincoln Memorial Landscape and Gardens *

One can compare the plants in this image with the back of a US Penny and see the overgrowth that now presides

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Lincoln Memorial - South West Corner

Iowa & Wisconsin own this corner of the structure

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