|Lincoln Memorial. Washington DC. August 2013|
Overview of Lincoln Memorial
The great Lincoln Memorial is a national monument in America. It was built to honor America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln memorial is located on the National Mall in Washington DC and is one of the popular and recognizable sites in America. The memorial is built with 36 iconic columns. Inside the memorial is a statue of one of America’s all time hero, Abraham Lincoln. His statue is flanked with the writings of what is considered to be his famous speech. The place is considered sacred by most Americans. Martin Luther King, Jr delivered his famous “I have a Dream Speech” in this Memorial. The memorial is administered by the National Park Service.
This is the popular tourist attraction here at this memorial. There is a wonderful statue of the 16th president of America, Abraham Lincoln, lying between the north and south chambers in the central hall. The statue was curved under the supervision of Daniel Chester French. The actual work of carving was done by the Piccirilli brothers. The statue is 10 feet tall.
The history of America is also stored in here. And if you want to know more about Abraham Lincoln and also read his famous speech, just get in here.
Americans consider this place to be sacred. In this regard, Martin Luther King, Jr made his popular speech here at Lincoln memorial noting the fact that he was standing in the symbolic shadow of a great American.
How to get there
The most convenient way of getting to the memorial is by the use of metro or bus. There are few parking slots around the memorial. Therefore, you are advised to leave your car at home when visiting Lincoln Memorial.