Lincoln Memorial

Washington, DC

Where is it at?

Lincoln Memorial
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest

202 426-6841

Where are we going today?

Washington DC pays tribute to a lot of past icons, and Lincoln Memorial is no different.

This iconic structure is one of the most visited locations in the city, and it's definitely worth a visit on any family day out in the nation's capital!

"I have a dream...." Does that sound familiar? Well, it's on these very steps that Martin Luther King Jr made that famous speech on August 28, 1963, and changed the course of American history.

Keep an eye on for the tiny plaque on the steps that marks the exact location this speech was made.

Love Forest Gump? You might just recognize that Reflecting Pool that lies right on the brim of the memorial.

Built in 1912 and located at the far western end of the National Mall, the memorial's highlight is the 19ft tall statue of the man himself, surrounded by 36 columns - each representing a state of the union at the time of Lincoln's death. 

The memorial is located in a beautiful part of the city, and a great way to get around is on bikes or segways - a popular way to travel around the sights which are quite spread apart. 

So make sure the Lincoln Memorial is on your list of things to do in Washington DC on your next visit, and don't forget your camera!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

The area is paved, and there is an elevator that offers access to the chamber from the ground level. There are also braille brochures of each of the memorials available free of charge


When can we go?

Open 24 hours a day

Year round


Any top tips?

Grab a nearby Segway and travel to the memorial in style!

I’m Hungry!

Washington DC is FILLED with great places to eat, including many food trucks in the area. Grab something to eat then go enjoy history! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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