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Jefferson Memorial

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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Ranked #14 of 232 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful memorial and definitely a must-see if you're in Washington DC. It's not on the National Mall, there's a bit of a drive and then a walk to get to it, but it's worth it. We got there just after sunset, and it was lit up inside and out.

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McClure, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The architecture is beautiful. The displays about Jefferson were informative. Now we need to visit Monticello.

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Edina, Minnesota, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This monument is often overlooked due to its location but it is by far my favorite. It's welcoming and open, full of important facts and gives great tribute to one of the greatest Americans ever.

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Sandy, Utah
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This memorial is across the tidal basin from the Lincoln Memorial and a short walk or even quicker bike ride to get to. We rented bikes right next to the Lincoln Memorial and it made the trip out to the memorial super fast and easy plus it was a beautiful ride. The memorial is open 24 hours a day and... More

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District Heights, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This statue/memorial is always clean and well maintained. Bring the kids and a camera and enjoy the sights and sounds of DC as you visit this famous attraction.

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Dallas, Texas
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It's such a humbling experience to visit this memorial. The tranquil scenic walk by the lake into the building did not prepare us of the majestic atmosphere as we stood to marvel and ingest the eloquently written speeches etched into the wall. Thomas Jefferson statue is placed in the center of the building under a grandiose rotunda. There is a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Frist and foremost, I would recommend going as late as you possibly can. Whether this is ten at night or two in the morning, the later you can go, the more it will serve you. This is my favorite of the big three monuments (Jefferson, Washington, and Lincoln) and it's also the most isolated. My recommendation would be to park... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Iconic ... a very nice monument particularly because of the view of the Washington Monument! It is super cool to walk around and admire and even nicer to walk around outside by the Tidal Basin.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a wonderful memorial to Thomas Jefferson and definitely worth the trek. I highly recommend saving this monument for a nighttime visit. The view back across the river to the Washington Monument and White House are spectacular on an evening visit. Have your cab driver drop you for about 45-60 minutes. You won't be disappointed!

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Salem, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My husband and I had rented bikes and were doing some monument touring and this is not to be missed. It is spectacular in size and mass and has a commanding view over the tidal basin and Washington DC. A climb to the top is a must and I wished we were able to come back at night but time... More

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