• Lincoln Memorial Night Shot

    Lincoln

    Memorial District of Columbia

Plan Your Visit

Welcome to America's Front Yard!
Construction on the Lincoln Memorial began on February 12, 1914. The building stands at the far western end of the National Mall. The 19th foot tall statue of Lincoln gazes out from a solemn chamber in a building surrounded by 36 columns, each representing a state in the union at the time of the Lincoln's death. Dedicated in 1922, the Lincoln Memorial is the most visited site on the National Mall. The Lincoln Memorial is a unit of National Mall and Memorial Parks.

 
Directions & Transportation
Use National Mall and Memorial Parks award-winning wayfinding system of maps and pylons to navigate your way around the National Mall.Or visit our Directions page to find your way here by public transportation,bicycle, car, or air.

The Lincoln Memorial is located at the western end of the National Mall. It is two miles walking distance from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. The nearest metro stations are Foggy Bottom (23rd St. &I St. NW) and Smithsonian (12th St. &Independence Ave. SW).

 
Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument at night

Carol Highsmith Photo

Hours & Seasons
The Lincoln Memorial is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The early evening and morning hours are beautiful and tranquil times to visit. Please visit the Operating Hours and Seasons for more information on staffing, facility, and museum hours.
 

Things To Do
Use the links below to discover more about visiting the iconic monument and memorial protected by National Mall and Memorial Parks. But don't stop there!

Visit our Things to Do and Schedule of Events pages to discover a wide of array of activities from paddle boats and bike tours to nighttime walks with a park ranger.

 

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