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Jefferson Memorial

South of the Washington Monument on Ohio Dr., At the south shore of the Tidal Basin, Washington DC, DC 20242
202-426-6841
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Ranked #15 of 257 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This Memorial covers an area of 2.5 acres and is situated on the south side of the Tidal Basin, in West Potomac Park. It would have to be one of the cities most picturesque landmarks. The Jefferson's bronze statue is 6m high and weights 10,000lb. Etched on the walls of the memorial are Jefferson's words from the Declaration of Independence.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The reflective water and marble building is stunning. This is a beautiful tribute to Thomas Jefferson.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

While the Lincoln Memorial controls the reflecting pool, Jefferson Memorial controls the much larger tidal basin which is surrounded by thousands of cherry blossom trees. This memorial is best experience during the cherry blossoms festival which runs for about 2 weeks in April. The floral burst of a spectra of white and pink transforms the monument's tidal basin into a... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Another memorable monument in memory of President Jefferson. Set infront of a lame looking down towards the White House. Yet another beautiful and fitting memorial.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is my favorite of all the memorials on the National Mall. It is a little out of the way compared to the others as you have to walk around the Tidal Basin to get to it, but it is worth the effort in my opinion. I have always been a fan of the man and this monument does him... More

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I didn't realize that you can go underneath the memorial and use the restroom plus there is a gift shop under it.

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Morristown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It is easy to find and very impressive. Make sure to see the George Mason Memorial which is very close nearby but not nearly as big or well-known.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It's a little bit of a walk from the Mall to this memorial, set near the Tidal Basin. But you should go to pay your respects to one of the giant intellects of early America. Be sure to read the interesting quotes carved into the walls. Jefferson hated his time in the White House, so he probably doesn't mind keeping... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Impressive monument to one of the country's most intelligent and radical founders. A shame the downstairs museum is hardly pointed out to visitors (it shows neglect).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This was my #2 monument in D.C. , probably cuz I frankly don't know all that much about Jefferson. Much preferred Lincoln Memorial.

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