• National Mall and Memorial Parks Flag Flying

    National Mall & Memorial Parks

    District of Columbia

Event Details

  • 11/17/2012

    Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Heidi Dietze Contact Phone Number: 202.438.7033

Most Americans have heard of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. But do you know why Lincoln was asked to deliver the speech, or that the speech almost didn't happen? Did Lincoln write his speech on the back of an envelope while riding a train? These mysteries and more will be explained by our National Park Service rangers. Join them as they travel more than one hundred years back through our nation's history to uncover the story behind the legendary speech. Meet at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Contact Richard Ayad (202) 438-3456.