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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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Classic Washington

If you go to Washington D.C., don't miss the Jefferson Memorial. It is classic Washington. It is a beautiful memorial and you feel the history when you go there or even if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you go to Washington D.C., don't miss the Jefferson Memorial. It is classic Washington. It is a beautiful memorial and you feel the history when you go there or even if you just sit on the steps.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What else can one say about Thomas Jefferson? If you have ever thought of Monticello or UVA, both of which he personally designed, do NOT miss this monument to him on your trip to DC. The tidal basin surrounding it has rental boats, there are wonderful walking areas and in the Spring, the cherry blossoms are magnificent. The walking trail... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The monument at night was beautifully lit, peaceful and void of the crowds of tourists you witness in the day. I was able to concentrate on the quotes, the artistry and the meaning an reason for the monument itself.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I love this monument!!! I think Jefferson in the middle of the beautiful round and the writings on the inside make it an awesome memorial.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Pretty nice rest stop after a lot of walking on a nice day. It definitely is monumental and there is a nice view of the Washington Monument from atop of the stairs.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is what it is. Its a memorial, plain and simple. However it is a pretty cool one at that, and for a great president. It also has amazing views of DC so worth a stop.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This memorial is a little off the beaten path, but the trip is worth it. The memorial itself is a wonderful classical structure. The view across the Tidal Basin is one of the best views in Washington. The memorial sits among the Cherry trees and during the Cherry Blossom festival is truly wonderful. Be sure to listen to the Ranger... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome monument and adds to all the others on the mall. Its cool interior is great to sit in and reminisce. Worth a visit in summer

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

we started our walk around the memorials at the Jefferson Memorial as our tour bus had a stop there. to see all of the quotes on the walls and make sure you go underneath to see the additional thing that Jefferson did. We didn't know what all was downstairs until we went to look for the restrooms.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visiting the Jefferson Memorial is a critical part of a visit to Washington! In order to better understand the founding of the United States and to gain an understanding of the ideas of the founders, it is essential to learn more about them. The Jefferson is a good place to begin. The monument Is built with craftsmanship and attention to... More 

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