Centennial of the Lincoln Memorial
Re-dedication ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial - May 22, 2022
The Lincoln Memorial is 100 years old. The monument, by far the most visited site along the National Mall, was re-dedicated during a centennial celebration on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The official anniversary is May 30.
The Memorial, honoring the 16th president of the United States, was inspired by the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
An estimated crowd of 50,000 attended the original dedication, while as many as two million listened across the country via the new medium of radio.