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Lincoln Memorial - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 53.356 W 077° 03.000
18S E 322202 N 4306485
Quick Description: One of the best known monuments in all of Washington.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2019 8:46:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM10BF9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 3

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "The Lincoln Memorial is an American national memorial 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 May 1922, it is one of several memorials 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 Jr.'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. More than 7 million people visit the memorial annually."
Park Name: Lincoln Memorial

Historic/Cultural Park: yes

Natural Park: no

Recreation Area: no

Wildlife Refuge: no

Park Website: [Web Link]

Type of Listing: Major Park Feature

Fees in Local Currency: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Dates of Access: From: 1/1/2019 To: 12/31/2019

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Camping: no

Bicycling: yes

Horseback Riding: no

Off-Roading: no

Swimming: no

Snorkling/Scuba: no

Boating: no

Rock Climbing: no

Fishing: no

Other Activities:
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