Contact Lincoln Memorial: Find below customer service details of Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, including phone and email. Besides contact details, the page also offers a brief overview of the tourist landmark.
2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW,
Washington, DC 20037,
Directions: Google Maps
Phone: +1 202-426-6841
Email: [email protected]
About Lincoln Memorial
Located in Washington D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is a 19th century monumental building, built in honor of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States of America. An iconic landmark and tourist attraction, the Lincoln Memorial construction began in 1915, designed in a Greek Doric temple style by architect Henry Bacon. Records state that it took over 50 years for the building to reach the final stage of completion, before opening to the public in 1922. Visited by 6 million people every year, the Memorial building stands listed as a National Historic Place, in 1966.
Sculpted by Daniel Chester French, the statue of Abraham Lincoln measures 19 feet tall, and is made of white marble from Georgia , and the façade elevation is of white marble from Colorado, and the 36 Doric columns is made of limestone. The interior chambers are of pink marble and the ceilings remain adorned with bronze trusses, and ornamented leaves, adding elegance and volume to the hypostyle hall. The 36 columns represent the States during the presidency tenure of Abraham Lincoln, and each measure 44 feet tall.
Weighing over 175 tones, the seated statue of Abraham Lincoln rests on a pedestal, and remains built using 28 blocks of white marble from Georgia. The Memorial building measures 99 feet tall, and 188 feet long, and stands divided into 3 zones, the North chamber, the main chamber, and the South Chamber. On the inside, paintings, murals, and inscriptions adorn the walls and ceilings of the chamber, and on the outside, the Memorial building overlooks the reflecting pool, reached by 87 marble steps.
The architectural style of the Memorial building resembles the Greek Temple of Zeus, and stands primarily influenced by Greek architectural elements throughout the building. On the North and South Chambers, engraved inscriptions of the famous Gettysburg Address speech, and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural address, finds an important place, and across the Central Chamber or the Main Chamber, rests the seated statue of Abraham Lincoln.
The Memorial is open to the public on all days and is best to explore in the early mornings and late evenings, and is one of the best places in Washington D.C. to watch fireworks. Avoid visiting during school holidays, weekends, and public holidays, as they tend to get crowded. Springtime is the peak season for visiting Lincoln Memorial, and the entry is free for all. Likewise, tourists visit the illuminated Memorial during the night, for a more spectacular visual, along the city line. For complaints or queries on tickets, timings, tours, career, or others, reach the Lincoln Memorial support.