Lincoln Memorial

One of the best known and most visited monuments in D.C., the Lincoln Memorial stands as an amazing tribute to our 16th President. The seated Lincoln, with the concerned look of a President embroiled in Civil War, faces the Reflecting Pool and Washington Monument. On each wall beside the President are inscribed two of his most famous speeches: the Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address.

Interesting Facts:

  • The statue of Lincoln is 19 feet high seated (he would be 28 feet high if he were standing) and is made up of 28 separate blocks of Georgia White marble.
  • The 36 columns represent the number of states at the time of the Civil War.

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Lincoln Memorial

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.