“Did you know that the Lincoln memorial is constructed with materials from six different states: Massachusetts, Colorado, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia?” stated our guide. We had finally reached one of the most famous memorials in the world, a testament to the man who saved the United States from being ripped apart. Completed in 1922, the designer, Henry Bacon, wanted to show that in a country almost torn apart could come together to create something amazing (and also show the states being reunified).


As you recreate a scene from Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonians, your tablet suddenly starts playing a loud version of Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA. Scrambling to silence your tablet, you notice the following clue:

Add the following:

  • The total height of all the Interior columns of the Memorial in feet
  • The number of columns in the exterior colonnade of the Memorial
  • The number of states listed in attic frieze
  • The total number of years mentioned in 2nd Inaugural address
  • The total number of years mentioned in Gettysburg address
  • The number of steps from the Plaza level to Memorial chamber
  • The total number of cents if you add Lincoln on a note and Lincoln on a coin
  • The height of Lincoln’s statue in inches
  • The width of Memorial in feet
  • The number of words on the Inscription behind Lincoln

Explore the image below to help you find the answer:

Be careful to read the information for each category’s unit measurements. You will be required in some instances to convert some values into other units. The following may be helpful:
12 inches = 1 foot
100 pennies = 1 dollar
1 score = 20

The total height of all the interior columns in feet is as follows:
The information on the interior indicates there are 2 rows of 4 columns, and each column is 50 feet high. Therefore there are 8 columns, each 50 feet high, or 8 x 50 = 400 feet.
For the height of statues in DC, the puzzle shows what? And how many? That will give you the height of statues in one unit of measurement. You need to them get it into a different unit of measurement.
If you are having trouble with years, simply look through the speech, find all the instances of the word years, and then simply add.

Escape Room: Lincoln Memorial