Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is the biggest of the many reflecting pools in Washington, D.C., United States. It is a long and large rectangular pool on the National Mall. It is straight east of the Lincoln Memorial, with the Washington Monument to the east of the reflecting pool. it is a part of the famous impression of Washington, the reflecting pool serves many of the 24 million guests a year who visit the National Mall. There is walking paths and shade trees on both sides.

How to reach ?

Nearby Metro Stations

National Mall and Memorial Parks (NAMA) contains much of the original parkland created by the 1791-1792 Federal City plan, including the Mall and many of the uptown circles and squares; NAMA also includes West and East Potomac Parks. The National Mall itself stretches west from the foot of Capitol Hill at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial to encompass the original Mall area, the Washington Monument Grounds, the Tidal Basin area, and West Potomac Park before terminating at the Watergate Steps behind the Lincoln Memorial. Since the park covers such an extensive area, several Metro stations provide ready access to the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

The Mall area on the east can be reach using the following Metro stations: Federal Center at 3rd and D Streets, SW; L’Enfant Plaza at Maryland Avenue and 7th Street, SW; Archives-Navy Memorial at Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street, NW; Smithsonian at 12th Street on the Mall, SW; and Federal Triangle along 12th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW.

The west end of the National Mall can be access using any of the following stations: Farragut West at 17th and I or 18th and I Streets, NW; Foggy Bottom/George Washington University at 23rd and I Streets, NW; and Arlington Cemetery across Arlington Memorial Bridge over the Potomac River.

Convenient Metro access to the uptown memorial parks is through the following stations: Foggy Bottom/George Washington University; Dupont Circle; Farragut West; Farragut North; U Street/African American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo; Shaw-Howard U; McPherson Square; Metro Center; Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street/Convention Center; Gallery Place/Chinatown; Judiciary Court; Union Station; Federal Center SW; L’Enfant Plaza; and Waterfront.
Consult the following Metro map for a better understanding of the above.


Parking/Public Transportation

Parking throughout the District of Columbia is restrict generally (see individual area signs for site specific closures/restrictions) from 12:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. to facilitate cleaning and maintenance.

Washington, D.C. is a very busy metropolitan area. Parking is at a premium throughout the entire city. Private paid parking garages and lots can be found downtown north of the National Mall. Free on street parking is generally restricted to two hours (ticketing/towing enforced). Limited free day long parking is available along Ohio Drive, SW which is along the Potomac River south of the Lincoln Memorial or in Lots A, B & C south of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

It is highly recommended that you make use of the efficient public transit system (Metro rail and Metro bus). Information and schedules for Metro can be found at

Tour Bus Parking

As you plan your visit, please consider that there is limited tour bus parking and loading/unloading in the National Mall and Memorial Parks. The park does provide limited tour bus parking in the Hains Point parking lot and on designated sections of Independence Avenue. Tour bus loading/unloading is located in designated drop-off and pick-up zones that are indicated by appropriate signage throughout the park. Map of Tour Bus Parking Locations.

A full listing of tour bus parking and loading and unloading locations throughout Washington, D.C. is available here.

Bicycling Information

Bicycles are welcome in the National Mall and Memorial Parks and bicycle parking is provided near each of the major memorials as well as along the National Mall. Please remember that riding your bicycle is not allow within the memorials themselves. Please walk your bicycle through the World War II and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorials or lock it up before entering any of the other memorials.

Bicycle rentals are available from Thompson Boat Center locate near the intersection of Virginia Avenue, NW and Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, NW, just a short distance north of the Lincoln Memorial along the Potomac River-Rock Creek Trail.

Five Capital Bikeshare stations are located convenient to National Mall destinations and connect with the regional bikeshare system.


Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Fees


Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Timings

24 Hours

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Location

2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20024, United States
Phone Number: +1 202-426-6841

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