The memorial has 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.
Like the other monuments on the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial is administered by the National Park Service under its National Mall and Memorial Parks group.
It is open to the public 24 hours a day.
The monument was dedicated by President Warren G. Harding on May 30, 1922, a ceremony attended by Lincoln's only surviving child, Robert Todd Lincoln.
It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincoln's death.