This article was originally published on MSN Travel.
“About six million tourists visit the Lincoln Memorial annually, making it the most visited spot in Washington, D.C. Sitting across the mall from the Washington Monument and housed in a Greek Doric-style temple, it is certainly a beautiful thing to behold. The national monument was dedicated in 1922 and has been the site of numerous important speeches, the most famous being Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream.” But equally important to understanding Lincoln is a visit to President Lincoln’s Cottage. Also a national monument, this Gothic revival-style home is where Lincoln and his family spent summers, and where he drafted the preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation. The museum features numerous exhibits, including displays of personal and historic items once owned by the president.” – Jane Reynolds.
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