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About Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial is an American memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The architect was Henry Bacon, the sculptor of the main statue (Abraham Lincoln, 1920) was Daniel Chester French.
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President Obama spoke at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
- The White House
Construction began in 1914, and the memorial was opened to the public in 1922. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd by the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 .
The spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. stood to give his "I Have A Dream" speech is engraved on the landing eighteen steps below Lincoln's statue. Check out this video for more history on the Lincoln
Since you're here, take a walk back through time and view scenes from the "March on Washington" video by clicking the more info link.
- US National Archives
This is was here where MLK led the March on Washington and gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The speech was actually titled “The March on Washington for Jobs and Equality.”
- The Grio
Need a fun way to get around? Bike and Roll offers several different day & night bicycle (and segway) tours. Bikes, helmets, water & a snack are included in the price of the tour.-- Green Guide Editor
- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Make sure to come here once at night and another time during the day. It's a totally different feeling!
- Charles Edge
Cruise around the memorial and reflecting pool scoping as much tourist talent as humanly possible.
Did this landmark turn (RED) on World AIDS Day?
Go here at night. The Lincoln Memorial is just gorgeous with all the lights lit up, and you can see the Washington Memorial from a distant.
"Foursquare and seven tweets ago..." Wow, deep. Walk up the steps and go behind the monument to see Arlington and the Air Force Memorial rising in the distance from behind the trees.
- Andres Almeida
i must admit... quite a site (and sight)... the reflecting pool, the marked spot where MLK gave his speech, the monument and Capital in the background...wow.... nice even on a hot day
- Darryl J.
Look for the step where MLK did the historic "I Have a Dream" speech.
- Dale Tubig
Did ya know the statue of President Lincoln is 19 feet high?! Park rangers are on hand to answer questions and give kids even more trivia.Powered by ParentsConnect.com
Stand next to Him and touch his leg!
Great spot to make some sweet sweet love by the river
- Blake Duval
As Tom Hanks shares stories of Vietnam with the crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1994's "Forrest Gump", he spots his long lost friend Jenny, reuniting with her in the reflection pool
- Movie Mayor
Just be nice to people. That's a pretty good start.
- Mike Haber
This would be an awesome place if there weren't so many tourists
- Scott Barker
National memorial to the 16th President. Iconic site of pivotal events in the Civil Rights movement. Built in 1914-22, using the designs of architect Henry Bacon.
- DC Preservation League