Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Monument with columns reflected in a pool of water.
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, view west at dawn.

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Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Scenic View/Photo Spot

Though not completed in time for the memorial's dedication in 1922, the reflecting pool has become one of the most recognizable and filmed sites in Washington, DC. The reflecting pool and the long promenade of Elm Trees on either side are key features of the Lincoln Memorial landscape.

Lincoln Memorial , National Mall and Memorial Parks

Last updated: April 7, 2021