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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 our country's history. This memorial to the Great Emancipator offers guided tours and has rangers stationed onsite to answer questions about the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln Memorial, located on the National Mall, in Washington DC is open 24-hours a day to the public.


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Open 24-hours a day.


  • Open to the Public 24-hours a Day
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Rangers On Hand 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 available?

    There are engaging interpretive programs on the hour every day from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and park rangers are on site.
  • How big is the monument's statue?

    The Lincoln Memorial statue is massive; it is over 19 feet tall.

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