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Jefferson Memorial

Address: South of the Washington Monument on Ohio Dr., At the south shore of the Tidal Basin, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: A 19-foot bronze statue of perhaps the most esteemed founding father...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: A 19-foot bronze statue of perhaps the most esteemed founding father sits beneath a columned rotunda in the style of the Roman Pantheon.
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

not easy to get to - best visited in the warmer months, close to plan on visiting when going to the dept of treasury or holocaust museum - close to the Smithsonian metro stop but still a walk

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I decided I'd place my two cents here of all the monuments and reviews, because it may be one people bypass and it was my favorite. There are some of his best quotes on the walls, which I loved.

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Weston, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Not as grand as washington and lincoln and not as emotional as Vietnam War and Korean War. Worth a visit, but you'll probably be in and out pretty quick.

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Gladstone, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Took a night tour bus "DC Tours" John was amazing, had forgotten most of what Thomas did for this country and who he was. Saw it during the day but night time is the best, alongside the river and across from the Washington Monument a must see.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you only have time to see a few memorials in DC ... the 'don't miss' ones are: 1. Lincoln Memorial 2. Jefferson Memorial While most everyone 'knows' what the sculpture of Lincoln looks like ... the statue of Thomas Jefferson at "his" memorial is simply awe inspiring! When visiting either, one feels as if one is in church!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

There is an indoor exhibit on the ground floor and a short film you can watch. The statue is amazing.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

One of my favorite monuments in DC. I found it to be less crowded than the others because it was off the beaten path, ie other side of the Tidal Basin. Beautiful remembrance to one of our great Americans. Also a great view of the Cherry Blossoms when in Bloom!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Lovely walk, enjoyed the architecture and the beauty of the setting. Spent some time in the gift stores and bought more (very inexpensive) books!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Stunningly located, classically proportioned and containing a simple statue surrounded by some of the most powerful and influential political words ever written. Go there and drink in the inspiration.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Incredible man, magnificent and inspiring memorial. Well worth a visit if you are in DC.Always astonishes me that a memorial and museum of this calibre are free to the public.

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