Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial was built in 1922 to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

Inside the marble structure, which was inspired by the architecture of Greek temples like the Parthenon in Athens, is a 30-foot statue of Lincoln, seated in contemplation.

Engraved on the Memorial walls are two of Lincoln’s most famous speeches: the Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address. It has been the location of many other famous speeches, including Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

The Lincoln Memorial overlooks the Potomac River to the West, with the entirety of the National Mall to its East, including the Reflecting Pool, Washington Monument, and Capitol.