Posted on 02/18/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most visitors to Washington, D.C., who are seeking to honor President Abraham Lincoln head to the monument that bears his name.

Bookish visitors are also encouraged, though, to make sure the Petersen House — where Lincoln died — is on the list.

The building includes a three-story art installation composed of 6,800 aluminum “books,” meant as a tribute to the estimated 15,000-plus books written about Lincoln, according to Atlas Obscura.

You can actually find and read 205 of the books that appear in the Petersen House monument (and, conveniently, a few of that bunch are even in the gift shop).

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