Lincoln Memorial

Landmark, Memorial Site
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW (btwn Constitution & Independence Ave SW)
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 426-6841


  • President Obama spoke at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • Construction began in 1914, and the memorial was opened to the public in 1922. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd by the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 .
  • The spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. stood to give his "I Have A Dream" speech is engraved on the landing eighteen steps below Lincoln's statue. Check out this video for more history on the Lincoln
  • Need a fun way to get around? Bike and Roll offers several different day & night bicycle (and segway) tours. Bikes, helmets, water & a snack are included in the price of the tour.-- Green Guide Editor
  • This is was here where MLK led the March on Washington and gave his famous I Have a Dream speech. The speech was actually titled The March on Washington for Jobs and Equality.
  • Make sure to come here once at night and another time during the day. It's a totally different feeling!
  • Cruise around the memorial and reflecting pool scoping as much tourist talent as humanly possible.
  • Did this landmark turn (RED) on World AIDS Day?
  • Go here at night. The Lincoln Memorial is just gorgeous with all the lights lit up, and you can see the Washington Memorial from a distant.
  • "Foursquare and seven tweets ago..." Wow, deep. Walk up the steps and go behind the monument to see Arlington and the Air Force Memorial rising in the distance from behind the trees.
  • i must admit... quite a site (and sight)... the reflecting pool, the marked spot where MLK gave his speech, the monument and Capital in the nice even on a hot day
  • Look for the step where MLK did the historic "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • Did ya know the statue of President Lincoln is 19 feet high?! Park rangers are on hand to answer questions and give kids even more trivia.Powered by
  • Stand next to Him and touch his leg!
  • Great spot to make some sweet sweet love by the river
  • As Tom Hanks shares stories of Vietnam with the crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1994's "Forrest Gump", he spots his long lost friend Jenny, reuniting with her in the reflection pool
  • Just be nice to people. That's a pretty good start.
  • This would be an awesome place if there weren't so many tourists
  • National memorial to the 16th President. Iconic site of pivotal events in the Civil Rights movement. Built in 1914-22, using the designs of architect Henry Bacon.
  • Have your cameras on, the president's helicopter flyes around all day.

Nearby places

5 Henry Bacon Dr NW (at Constitution Ave NW)
10 Daniel French Dr SW (at Independence Ave SW)
1750 Independence Ave SW (at 17th St SW)