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Lincoln Memorial In Washington DC

The Lincoln Memorial has no fees or reservations associated with a visit. The public may visit the Lincoln Memorial 24 hours a day. However, Park Rangers are on only duty from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm daily.

General visitor parking is available along Ohio Drive between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Bus parking is primarily available along Ohio Drive near the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.

“In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.” Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln sits immortalized in marble.

An enduring symbol of Freedom for all, the Lincoln Memorial attracts anyone who seeks inspiration and hope.

The Lincoln Memorial is located at the west end of the National Mall. From the top of the stairs in front of the memorial, you have a great view of the Washington Monument and the US Capitol.

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Lincoln Memorial - Carved Stone

The Indiana limestone and Yule marble, for the entire monument, was quarried at the town of Marble, Colorado

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Lincoln Memorial - Side Cella Ceiling

Spectacular close-up of the interior sky-light ceiling structure

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Lincoln Memorial - Seated Abraham Lincoln

The sculpture is 19 feet-tall while seated. If the statue of Abe was standing, he would be 28 feet-tall!

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Lincoln Memorial - Inner Cella Chamber At Dawn

Viewable here is the doorway, or porta, supported by 2 columns.

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Lincoln Memorial - 5 Column View

A 5 column view from within the Lincoln Memorial Temple

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Lincoln Memorial - Column Top

The Architectural name for the top of a Greek column is a "capitol"

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Lincoln Memorial - Temple Openinng

A Greek temple opening, or doorway, is called a porta.

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Lincoln Memorial - Cracked Architrave Stone

While if fantastic condition for its age, the building has sustained damage as seen here on this cracked architrave block

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Lincoln Memorial - Washington Monument

"I Have A Dream" is the popular name given to the historic public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., when he spoke of his desire for a future where blacks and whites among others would coexist harmoniously as equals

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North East Exterior View - Lincoln Memorial

The structure is 190 feet long, 120 feet wide, and 100 feet high, and is surrounded by a peristyle of fluted Doric columns

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Lincoln Memorial - A Monumental View

On either side of the entry stairs, stand 6-foot-tall urns. seen here close-up with the Washington Monument and reflecting pool in the background

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Lincoln Memorial - Outer Colonnade And Rear Portico

Fluted Doric order columns complete the screen colonnade, enclosing the outer portico. Visible here also is the coffered ceiling

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Lincoln Memorial - Award Winning Image

Classic design characteristics remind us of the ancient Greek Culture that provided the foundation of Western civilization

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Lincoln Memorial - North Wall Washington Monument View

The side porch, or portico, the reflecting pool, and the Washington Monument on a bright summer morning

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Lincoln Memorial - Arlington Memorial Bridge

The Arlington Memorial Bridge looking across the Potomac River towards the Arlington National Cemetery and the Robert E. Lee Memorial.

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