Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in DC

When people think of DC they are sure to think aboutย the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on the National Mall.

Thisย long, thin, and shallow pool running between the Lincoln Memorial and the WWII Memorial is hard to miss if you make a visit to DC. It’s one of my favorite places to photograph in DC.

From Martin Luther King’s Iconic “I Have a Dream” speech toย Forrest Gump reuniting with Jenny in the water the Reflecting Pool has seen many historical & cultural events. The Reflecting Pool is about 2,029 feet long and runs between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.

View of the Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial from the Washington Monument

There is nothing like viewing a great sunrise or sunset at the Reflecting Pool. Its large reflective pool of water creates the perfect framing for many of DC’s monuments.

I’ve traveled to the Reflecting Pool countless times, here are some of my tips and favorite photos from the Reflecting Pool.

Reflecting Pool on Google Maps

Photos of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Getting to the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

If you’re planning a trip to the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool there a few options to get there.

Metro: Taking the metro is typically the best way to get around DC and if you are visiting the Reflecting Pool there are two stops that are close. The closest stops are Smithsonian (on the Mall), Foggy Bottom, and Arlington Cemetery.

Parking: If you are going drive parking can be tight, especially at peak times. There is public street parking along Constitution Avenue, Pkwy Dr NW and Ohio Dr SW. Just be sure to read the signs since some of these areas are restricted parking during rush hour.

More about the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on itsย official site.

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    What an amazing collection of reflections and lighting. Thanks for sharing. Just love the morning and evening lighting. Just starting to sort collections with nature, trees, mountains and lake and colors. So beautiful, Andy.

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