The architecture of the Lincoln Memorial always leaves visitors in awe. The building was modeled after a Greek Doric temple, with President Lincoln’s The Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address inscribed on the walls. The massive statue of the late president serves as the centerpiece of the memorial and depicts him sitting in a chair facing forward. The original sculptor of the statue was deaf, and sculpted the statue so that Lincoln’s hands spell his initials in sign language.
Lincoln Memorial, 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW Washington, DC 20037, (202) 426-6841