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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 252 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 1, 2014 NEW

Was a little ways from the parking lot. Seemed not as well kept in the surrounding area as some of the other memorials but still definitely worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This memorial is just fantastic. A hint, there were 57 signatories to the Declaration of Independence signed in 1776. There are 56 columns surrounding this memorial, where is the 57th one? It's Mr Jefferson himself! :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I felt this was the best monument to visit as it was very peaceful and not extremely crowded. Also the view was fantastic.

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is another site which is a bit off the beaten path, but worth visiting. Inside the colonnade is a huge statue of Jefferson, and on the walls are the words he wrote from the Declaration of Independence and other sources.

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El Ejido, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We parked in the three free hour parking and walked over. There are some paddle boats (22 dollars an hour for a four person one) if you want to see it from the water. Beside the paddle boats you can buy a hotdog if you are hungry after your walk/paddle. The building and statues are lovely.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Wonderful thing about Washington is that the majority of its major landmarks are free and accessible, as is this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This one at first appears a little off the main area of the mall but it is worth the walk from the mall to visit the memorial to Jefferson and what he achieved whilst president of the USA. The views over the basin towards Washington are impressive and after the walk to the memorial you can relax for a while... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This memorial was extremely well thought out and done---the statue of Jefferson is, like Lincoln's, immense and impressive, but the interior museum and carvings add to that to make this a very interesting and thrilling experience.

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Ada, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Jefferson's statue and memorial over the tidal basin are beautiful, but for me, it is the words on the walls that really demonstrate the foundations of our country perhaps better than any other monument. We love the old town trolley tours, and you can stop here for a short visit in between the next trolley arrival. Worth it.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

One cannot miss this memorial on the Central Mall. On the very first day of my stay in Washington DC I visited this place, right after Washington monument, from where it is a walking distance. This monument is patterned on Pantheon in Rome and an excellent piece of architecture. The huge statue of Jefferson, the third US President is good... More

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