Lincoln tops in presidential tourism





Abraham Lincoln dwarfed other presidents in tourism to federally run sites in 2009, thanks in part to celebrations tied to the bicentennial of his birth.

According to figures collected by the National Park Service , nearly 6.8 million people visited sites associated with Lincoln last year, including his memorial on the National Mall, Ford's Theatre and childhood homes in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

By contrast, 2.7 million people visited two sites associated with Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Also high on the list were Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and John Adams....


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