From Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station Approximately 0.9 mile, 18 min walk Walk approx.
7 blocks south on 23rd St NW Turn right on Lincoln Memorial Circle SW Walk a short distance west on Lincoln Memorial Circle SW From Smithsonian Metro Station Approximately 1.2 mile, 25 min walk Leave the station through the "12th St & Independence Ave SW" exit.
Head west on Independence Ave SW toward 14th St SW (toward the Washington Monument). It includes a massive sculpture of Lincoln facing east toward a long reflecting pool. The Lincoln Memorial was designed in the style of a greek temple with 36 doric columns.
The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated to the memory of the 16th U. Behind the Lincoln Memorial to the west lies Arlington National Cemetery and the Lee-Custis Mansion; to the east is the Washington Monument and the U. Each column represents one state of the Union at the time of Lincoln's death. For example, the Lincoln Memorial is on the back of 1 cent coins and 5 dollar bills.
When the memorial was completed in May 1922, the Union had expanded with 12 more states, so the names of the 48 states were carved on the outside of the memorial's walls. Also, the memorial is depicted in many popular Hollywood movies, such as Independence Day, Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, X-Men: First Class, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, as well as others.