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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 #14 of 253 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

All memorials have a Nice setting and are set- up taking dignity and power into consideration, its a Nice walk along them and see them all

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Took whole family for this stunning and private memorial. A proud display of one of our greatest founding fathers! His mind and matter are clearly on display and important for all Americans to learn and appreciate.

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Mission Viejo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We took the elevator to the top but the windows are very small and there are lots of people trying to take pictures so you have to wait quite a while at each window, Views are good but not on our top ten list of things to do.

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Burlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went twice first at night. So beautiful, the dome glows. Went back in the day to get pictures and see the river.

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Elyria, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

One Jeffersonian quote on the memorial made my trip - truly states the Founder's ideas on how government should change and adapt over time - would be disappointed with some views of the Founders today. Great spot, near or far.

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Boughton-under-Blean, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

How beautiful this is. Set on the lake. Make sure you visit during the day and in the evening as the lighting is lovely. Unfortunately I had my sunglasses stolen in this memorial. Be aware of this as a quite large lady had sat beside me on a marble bench in there and next thing my sunglasses had gone when... More

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Rossville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Thomas Jefferson was one of the most intelligent people who ever lived in America. Many of his quotes are carved in the marble that makes up his Memorial. Many of his quotes still ring true today, over 200 years later. Here's an example: “I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Jefferson Memorial is by far my favorite; I love the architecture and Jefferson's statue is, by far, my favorite. I've always felt like Lincoln is looking down on those visiting, but Jefferson seems to be standing amongst those visiting. Either way, the Jefferson, as with all the monuments in my opinion, are best viewed at night. There are fewer... More

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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Neat to see both at night and during the day. Excellent views of the Tidal Basin and of the city. Excellent display of President Jefferson. A must see in Washington D.C.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Situated at the southern end of Tidal Basin, the Jefferson Memorial has a giant bronze statute (10,000 pounds, 19 feet tall) of Jefferson facing the White House, presumably to keep an eye on the Prez. The sculptor is Rudulph Evans. This domed neoclassical structure was designed by architect John Russell Pope. Construction began at the end of the Great Depression... More

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