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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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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Great views of this memorial from all sides of the Tidal Basin. Interesting and effective at providing information about Thomas Jefferson's impact on the United States of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Minneapolis, Mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great views of this memorial from all sides of the Tidal Basin. Interesting and effective at providing information about Thomas Jefferson's impact on the United States of America. A few blocks from the Bureau of Engraving and the Holocaust Museum. Don't miss visiting this historical site.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I am not sure I took the recommended route to get to the memorial, but it was relaxing and peaceful. I walked along the tidal basin under the cherry blossom trees (not in bloom). It was a gorgeous walk. The memorial was interesting and worth the visit.

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Eastbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

well Washington is full of monuments and museums and this is just one. But easy to reach, and good information. the view across the river is worthwhile

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My family enjoyed this experience - we went on a rainy day so it wasn't so crowded. The gift shop has some unique items in it.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The tidal basin and the Jefferson Memorial are so DC. It can't get any more beautiful to get too. This memorial is a little ways away from the others but you won't be sorry you took the time to visit. There are also paddle boats to rent at a nearby vendor that would provide beautiful views as well. We saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Really one of the best monuments--and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is another amazing day trip. The man knew how to make an impression. Incredible any time of year, but the Cherry Blossoms and the paddleboats are my favorites in the spring. And the tulip library.

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West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I visit DC often but this memorial isn't one I'd seen because it's a long walk and time is precious. We decided to rent bikes from the Capitol Bike Share (great choice) and bike to the monuments. The Jefferson Memorial is beautiful but the views are exceptional too. The bike ride along the basin provided more opportunities to see things... More 

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Campinas, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful monument! It is located by the Tidal Basin and presents a nice view of the lake and its sorroundings.

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Staffordshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We saw this from the train as it is quite a walk from the main area and there didnt seem to be any tube stops near by. From what we saw it looked well thought out....

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Tipp City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you are there in the spring when the cherry blossoms are out, you'll think this is the most beautiful sight in Washington DC.

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