Lincoln Memorial
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President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford's Theatre in Washington. He is remembered for his efforts to preserve the union during the Civil War and is considered to be a martyr to this cause. The Lincoln Memorial lies at one end of Memorial Bridge and has a clear view of the National Mall, stretching past the Washington Monument to the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill. The Memorial is a Greek style temple, with a column for each of the 32 states in the Union (at the time of construction), which houses a 19 foot tall marble statue of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Around the interior walls are inscriptions taken from some of Lincolns most prominent speeches.

Lincoln Memorial information:
  23rd Street, NW Washington DC, USA  
  Phone - +1 202 426 6841 Email -  
  Nearest Subway - Smithsonian  
  The memorials and monuments on the National Mall are opened daily from 8am to 12pm.  
  Admission is free  


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