Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Orientation & Geography

North America, United States, District of Columbia

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is the largest of the many reflecting pools in Washington, D.C., U.S.. It is a long and large rectangular pool located on the National Mall, directly east of the Lincoln Memorial, with the Washington Monument to the west. Part of the iconic image of Washington, the reflecting pool hosts many of the 24 million visitors a year who visit the National Mall. It is lined by walking paths and shade trees on both sides. Depending on the viewers vantage point, it dramatically reflects the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Mall's trees, and/or the expansive sky.