Renderings: New Museum To Be Built Underneath Lincoln Memorial

  • The National Park Service is adding an underground museum to the Lincoln Memorial. The Park Service made the announcement on Presidents’ Day, offering a sneak peek of what the museum will look like with renderings of the upcoming immersive museum.
  • According to the NPS, the nearly $69 million project will create 15,000 square feet of exhibit space that tells a more complete story of the Lincoln Memorial and provides a look at the structure’s foundations in a cavernous area known as the undercroft. New exhibits and multi-media presentations will highlight the construction history of the memorial and discuss how the Lincoln Memorial has become the nation’s foremost backdrop for civil rights demonstrations. The project also includes new restrooms, a larger bookstore and a refurbished elevator to the chamber level of the memorial.