10 Things You May Not Know About the Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial has been one of the most iconic landmarks in the United States since it opened in 1922. The neoclassical monument honoring Abraham Lincoln is Washington, DC’s most visited tourist attraction. It appears on the back of coins and five dollar bills. It has been both a backdrop in memorable movie scenes and a central stage for defining moments in American history such as opera singer Marian Anderson’s 1939 concert and “I Have a Dream” from 1963 by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here are 10 facts you might not know about the Lincoln Memorial:


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