10 historic U.S. attractions worth braving crowds to see; Lara Grant; The Seattle Times

United States of America – Independence Hall

From Pearl Harbor in Hawaii to the Freedom Trail in Boston, these are can’t-miss U.S. historical sights.

From man-made monuments to natural wonders, we’ve rounded up 10 historic attractions around the U.S. that you have to check out. And, yes, they’re worth traversing the crowds to see.

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

There’s no shortage of tourist sites in Washington, D.C., but the Lincoln Memorial sticks out among the pack. Modeled after the Parthenon in Greece, the 99-foot-tall marble structure features the seated Lincoln sculpture and interior chambers that contain carved inscriptions of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address and the Gettysburg Address. Along with representing the significance of Lincoln’s presidency, the memorial was also the site of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. And the views of the reflecting pool and Washington Monument from the top of the steps are the cherry on top.

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