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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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Ranked #12 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, 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, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We usually visit the memorial during the day and made it a point to visit at night during this trip and were amazed by how much you can appreciate the DC architecture at night. Do it, you won't regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A very fitting memorial to a great thinker and leader of an emerging Nation. He brought his knowledge and understanding of humanity to bring the nation together as one and build a constitution for all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Experience the historic atmosphere at Jefferson Memorial. Experience how many people go their, relax, spend time, talk to friends and lear about history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

This place is it in the national mall area and so does not get as many visitors as the other monuments. In my opinion the architecture of this wonderful and different from the other monuments. The bonus part that it has an amazing view of the Washington monument. It is a must see even though it is a little far... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is was our last stop on our of the Memorial's at night. It was an amazing sight as you sit on the benches. This should be on everyone's list to see when they visit DC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

They simply don't build them like this anymore. A beautiful place that sets the correct tone. Spend some time to read the quotes inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Made to impress, with its resemblance to Rome's Pantheon, its location by the Tidal Basin which offers good views of the Washington Monument. A bit far from the Mall but certainly worth it. A fitting memorial for a great personality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

In my opinion, I think this is sort of the forgotten or overlooked memorial compared to the other sights. Situated on the far side of the tidal basin, it is out of the way but well worth the visit. However, if you visit in late November like I did.............wrap up warm!! It was freezing out there!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

After visiting the Martin Luther King memorial, we continued around the tidal basin to the Jefferson Memorial. It is a truly beautiful structure and not nearly as busy as the Lincoln Memorial. It is a bit more out of the way, but well worth the walk from the National Mall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

So much to see on the way from the National Mall. No undercover until you get there though. Beautifully lit at night.

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