Lincoln Memorial - Washington, DC
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N 38° 53.356 W 077° 02.995
18S E 322209 N 4306486
Quick Description: The Lincoln Memorial on the Mall honors President Abraham Lincoln.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 6/1/2009 11:44:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM6GKH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 101

Long Description:
"The Lincoln Memorial is a United States Presidential memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and was dedicated on May 30, 1922. The architect was Henry Bacon, the sculptor of the main statue (Abraham Lincoln, 1920) was Daniel Chester French, and the painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin.

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 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. The memorial was also the site of Glenn Beck's August 28, 2010 Restoring Honor Rally.

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." (visit link)
Type of site: Other

Address:
23rd Street NW
Washington, DC USA


Phone Number: 202-426-6841

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
The memorial is located at the western end of the Mall, in downtown Washington between Constitution and Independence Avenues at 23rd Street NW. Due to limited parking, visitors are strongly encouraged to use Metro.


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