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Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW
Washington, DC 20242

www.nps.gov/linc/

202-426-6841

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the National Mall in Washington DC across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon.

The Memorial is filled with symbolism: the 36 columns represent the states in the union at the time of Lincoln’s death, the 48 stone festoons on the attic above the columns represent the 48 states in 1922. The north and the south side chambers contain carved inscriptions of Lincoln’s second inaugural address and his Gettysburg Address. Bordering these inscriptions are pilasters ornamented was fasces, eagles and wreaths.

“”In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.”” Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States- The Great Emancipator and preserver of the nation during the Civil War- sits immortalized in marble. As an enduring symbol of freedom, the Lincoln Memorial attracts anyone who seeks inspiration and hope.”