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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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A 19-foot bronze statue of perhaps the most esteemed founding father sits...

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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The most beautiful memorial, IMO

The setting and architecture and everything about this memorial makes it my favorite to see. It may not say the most, but it is absolutely a must visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Alexandria, Virginia

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Alexandria, Virginia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The setting and architecture and everything about this memorial makes it my favorite to see. It may not say the most, but it is absolutely a must visit.

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Parker, Colorado
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After seeing Rome and other countries architecture and building, I was very impressed with US buildings. This was impressive. From an alternative perspective though, we spent alot of money as a country for these memorials, so I'm sort of torn between the two conflicting views. So much money and expense for a presentation, yet shows the power and capability of... More 

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Thank Brent S
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34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This monument was truly amazing and well worth the walk. Comfy shoes a must and in February we layered up as it gets chilly later in the afternoon even with all the walking. A true must.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a brief visit to Washington mainly to see the many attractions this city has to offer. This memorial was wonderful. Plan on at least a couple of days, 1 day is simply not enough. Will need to visit again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The amount of history that held this place is amazing, you need to take enough time to walk through the museum inside. I also have the opportunity to take the night tour and also is worthy to invest sometime there.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a beautiful large space with a large statue of Jefferson in the center. I don't have great respect for Jefferson after reading the cover story about him in Smithsonian magazine.

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Shelby, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Jefferson Memorial is beautiful, like so many in DC are ....but this is one of my favorites. Its a little out of the way which makes it nice for a little change in pace. The last time we were there we were fortunate because the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm sure you will enjoy the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another monument. Great for kids to learn about American history. As they see more, they wonted to learn and know more.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very similar to the Lincoln Memorial on the outside, but tends to have less visitors, making it a more enjoyable experience to read the quotes on the walls and find out a bit about American history. Fantastic views from the steps and walking up to the monument along the river.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This memorial is really quite grand, with its spectacular columns and amazing view of the tidal basis. The inscriptions on the walls are thought provoking and relevant. I'd tack this memorial on after you see the FDR Memorial, the Vietnam, and the Lincoln (those are my favorites). It's particularly beautiful in the spring.

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