After visiting Arlington Cemetery we made our way across the Arlington Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial. There are some fabulous statues that stand at the foot of the bridge.
I’d been told that the Lincoln Memorial was large, so my expectations had somewhat been managed, but I’m not sure I imagined quite how large it would be. The actual memorial is housed in a large stone structure and faces out down towards the reflecting pool and the Washington Memorial. You enter the Lincoln Memorial via number of steps, many of which are crowded with people sitting on them, but when you pick your way through it is worth it. As you enter you are greeted by Lincoln sitting proudly in his chair.
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On the walls on each side of the Lincoln Memorial there is the Gettysburg address and his 2nd inaugural address.
If you are looking for souvenirs there is a cute little gift shop embedded in the corner, which sells all sorts of Lincoln items and of Washington D.C. Leaving there is a stone that is a memorial to Martin Luther King, in the exact spot where he gave his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech.