The Lincoln memorial is a national monument built in respect for the President of United States Abraham Lincoln, The memorial is currently located at the western end of the National Mall in Washington DC across of the Washington Monument. The architect of the place was made by Henry Bacon – a designer, and the statue of Abraham Lincoln was made by Daniel Chester.
The site is a tourist destination and has attracted many tourists since its inception in 1930s.
The place is has many other memorials around it including the Vietnam war the national world war memorial and national mall and memorial park. This memorial is open to public 24hrs a day and it was ranked 7th by American favorite architectures.
The place is visited annually by around 6 million people.
The statue stands at a 60 ft. wide, 74 ft long area and the interior of the memorial is divided into various rows and columns.
The monument was seen on the back side of one cent coin in USA from 1959 to 2008. The memorial also appears on the back of the five dollar bill. Front side of the coin bears Lincoln portrait.
The statue has been vandalized two times. One a painter painted nigger lover in pink letter on the rear wall of the memorial in 1962. The second was in 2013 when a Chinese citizen painted the feet of the statue green. The museum was closed for a day and later was opened to the public. The Chinese citizen was later admitted to an asylum due to her health. No court proceedings were made.
The museum was added to the NRHP in 1966.