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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 #13 of 249 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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Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

We paddled boated in front of the monument and then went to visit the monunment afterward All of the monuments were incredible to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

I've been to DC several times, but never made it to this Memorial. It's well know, highly visible and we drove by it many times. This trip, I made the stop and was awestruck at the quotes engraved throughout the memorial. Thomas Jefferson's words are as poignant today as they were 200+ years ago. There is a museum of sorts... More

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Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

It is a moving memorial, but when you read what he said you eralize how far we have drifted. I came close to tears when I became aware that our Founding Fathers loved God and wanted to restrict government. Instead we now restrict religion and expand the machine.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We visited the Jefferson Memorial on a night tour of Washington DC. Sadly, we didn't get back here in daylight. The outlook is unexpectedly beautiful, strategically looking back to The White House. The statue of the man is positioned so that you can't help but look up to him. Scribing on the walls of the memorial are a series of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We visited Washington DC in December and it was a bright and sunny day when we went to see the Jefferson Memorial. It was very inspiring! It's calm, serene and a monument worth visiting when in DC.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Jefferson Memorial is few min walk from Lincoln Memorial. Worth Visiting for. The statue is so tall. Words written on the wall around his statue are full of wisdom. This is located within Washington Monument perimeter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Jefferson is my all time favorite historical figure and his memorial is no different. It is best in the spring with all the blooms but gorgeous anytime. GO!

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Freeman, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This monument is one of the must-sees in the city. It is a bit off on its own but it is definitely worth the trip. The monument is detailed and hasa bit of information and some quotes. Definitely one of the highlights of a DC tour.

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Zanesville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The Jefferson Memorial is a little bit of a walk from the other memorials. I always enjoy visiting. It is very pretty at night.

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Stockertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Even though it was a busy Saturday afternoon I'm so glad we made hike by foot to visit this monument. You can beat the views. The only thing I wish it had was stroller access. It made us very nervous watching our little ones on those steep stairs and it was hard to carry them and the strollers up (but... More

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