"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 sits immortalized in marble as an enduring symbol of unity, strength, and wisdom.

Statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial

Savior of the Union

Here a grateful nation honors a martyred president who guided the country through civil war and freed 4 million enslaved persons.

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100 Years of the Lincoln Memorial

Learn about the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, its evolving meaning over the last 100 years, and plans to celebrate its centennial.

Engraving of the Gettysburg Address a the Lincoln Memorial

History and Culture

Learn about the features of the memorial that honor the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and meet the architects and artists who created it.

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Abraham Lincoln

Learn more about our 16th president, who is honored here.

Aerial view of the Lincoln Memorial

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Images of the Lincoln Memorial

Last updated: January 28, 2022

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