TOURS OF THE MEMORIAL
The Memorial is open to the public 24/7. National Park Service rangers are available to answer questions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. They also conduct interpretive programs from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the hour. Many visitors arrive by bus tour. Tourmobile, a bus tour company, is the official visitor transportation and interpretive service of the National Mall and Memorial Parks.
Some of the myths surrounding the Lincoln Memorial might raise eyebrows, and they do give potential National Treasure hunters pause. One myth is that Robert E. Lee's profile is carved into the hair of President Lincoln's statue. Another is that the number of steps leading up to the Memorial have some significance-there is none. Another myth is that President Lincoln's hand is engaged in sign language with a secret message and that his hands spell "A" and "L" for his initials. Finally, Abraham Lincoln is not buried beneath the memorial like many people believe. All are fun to speculate about - but none are facts.