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NameLincoln Memorial
Brief DescriptionNational Memorial
TypeAttraction
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionThe Lincoln Memorial is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln and the nation he fought to preserve during the Civil War (1861-1865).

The Lincoln Memorial was built to resemble a Greek temple. It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincolns death. A sculpture by Daniel Chester French of a seated Lincoln is in the center of the memorial chamber.

Inscribed on the south wall of the monument is the Gettysburg Address. Above it is a mural painted by Jules Guerin depicting the angel of truth freeing a slave. Guerin also painted the unity of North and South mural on the north wall. Etched into the north wall below the mural is Lincolns second inaugural speech.

Phone 1(202) 426-6841
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.nps.gov/linc/index.htm
Last Updated1/23/2013
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