The Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial is a powerful symbol of one of our nation's most important presidents who played an essential role in shaping American and world history. Located on the beautiful National Mall, this majestic memorial to the Great Emancipator offers guided tours and rangers to answer questions about the 16th President of the United States.
Open 24 hours a day.
- Interpretive Programs
- Rangers to Answer Questions
Parking, Directions, And Public Transit
The Lincoln Memorial is located on the National Mall in the heart of Washington, DC and easily accessible by public transportation and there are parking garages within walking distance.
Myths About Lincoln's Statue
Abraham is not buried beneath the memorial like many people believe. Lincoln's hands do not spell "A" and "L" for his initials like a long-time myth has assumed.
- Are there tours at the the Lincoln Memorial? There are engaging interpretive programs on the hour every day from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM and park rangers are always available to answer questions.
- How tall is the Lincoln Memorial? The Lincoln Memorial statue is more than 19 feet tall. There are 58 steps from the chamber to the plaza level and 87 steps to the reflecting pool.