Lincoln Memorial is located in a bigger memorial complex, which is called National Mall and Memorial Parks or National Capital Park. This complex consists of almost twenty buildings and sites. Lincoln Memorial occupies central position in the West part of Potomac Park, in the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C.


National mall is very accessible. There are three airports which bring Washington closer to the rest of the USA and world- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Of course, very close to all of these airports are metro stations, which connect them to the rest of D.C. and you can take a taxi too.

National Mall is very well connected to the rest of Washington. It is located in the central area of the capital city, accessible via the main roads and avenues.

From the South, Interstate 395 leads to the Mall. From the north side, there are numerous streets and avenues which lead to the Potomac Park – Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway.


From the east, the Park can be accessed by U.S. Routes 1, 4 and 50, which continue on to the west. From the opposite direction Mall is accessible by Interstate 66, and U.S. Routes 29, too.

You can use public transportation, since this area is very well connected to the rest of Washington, and you don’t need much time to arrive there from the suburban areas. You can take train, bus or metro, since there are plenty of stations nearby.

National Mall has a large parking space available for use by the visitors. It is located down the Ohio Drive, SW between the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials. For the organized tourist visits there is a bus parking space, along Ohio Drive, SW near the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials and along Ohio Drive, SW in East Potomac Park.

The limited handicapped parking area is located at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt and World War II Memorials and near the Washington Monument and the Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln, Korean War Veterans, and Vietnam Veterans Memorials.

Of course, National Mall is very accessible if you want to cycle, since you can ride a bicycle in the Potomac Park.


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