A history lesson in action! The Lincoln Memorial is best known for the lifelike giant. I found myself lost in the anxiety in his hands, the hasty "drape" of cloth, and piercing eyes that seem to pierce through the decades.
Take time to lean against the cool stone pillars and read through the texts of the 2nd Inaugural Address and the Gettysburg Address. Sunlight dances across the words all day long. The low rumble of tourists offers a slightly chaotic backdrop that is easily soothed by the powerful words of these speeches.