U.S. Capital & Lincoln Memorial - Two Top Washington, DC Attractions!
The seat of American government, Washington DC is a destination that empowers one's sense of democracy, freedom, and cultural ideology. In addition to the White House, the U.S. Capitol and Lincoln Memorial stand as the most treasured symbols of what America is all about. Visit the Lincoln Memorial and other DC treasures on Free Tours by Foot's National Mall Tour.
U.S. Capitol Building.
Located on Capitol Hill at the east end of the National Mall, the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. The Capitol building has housed the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives for almost two centuries. Founded in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored. Today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government.
U.S. Capitol Tours.
The Capitol is open to the public for guided tours. Tours are conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The Capitol is open on all federal holidays except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Lincoln Memorial Overview.
The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most profound and potent symbols of American democracy in the world, with its simple message of Freedom. From all walks of life, people come to be inspired with the spirit of President Lincoln's fierce determination to save the Union and extraordinary compassion towards those who had been denied freedom. The Lincoln Memorial holds a special place in the hearts of Americans because it serves as a place to celebrate ideas that unite the nation. Millions visit to be motivated by the strength and compassion of President Lincoln's great vision.
Lincoln Memorial Facts.
A National Historic Landmark located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, the Lincoln Memorial was built for President Abraham Lincoln. In the form of a Greek Doric temple, the building contains a large seated sculpture of Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by him. The Memorial is a place where people assemble to draw attention to causes which divide the country. It's also been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, during the rally at the end of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The Lincoln Memorial, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. until midnight all year, except December 25.