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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 #15 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

As publisher of the DC Metro edition of Travelhost magazine (washingtondc.travelhost.com), I can assure any visitor to the DC area that a trip to the Jefferson Memorial will be memorable. Located on the Tidal Basin, this is a special spot for reflection, appreciation, and meditation. Please take a few minutes to read and contemplate the words of Thomas Jefferson found... More

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redondo beach, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Of all the memorials, this has got to my favorite in DC...though LIncoln is very close. The basin , the cherry blossoms and later the night lights made the place look spectacular. Walk all of them or rent bikes... that is the best way to see them

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Very nice structure. This is near the tidal basin. I went when the Cherry blossoms were in bloom. The memorial is very nice and well done. When you are driving behind the memorial, you can see Jefferson standing there through the columns and it is very awesome.

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Burke, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is truly a beautiful monument on the Tidal Basin. It's peaceful and calm. Crowds can sometimes be a problem (e.g. Cherry Blossom time), and most of the spring and summer, but it is still worth the visit. The views of it and the surrounding area are wonderful. And it's free (taxes of course pay for the upkeep, but there... More

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Illinois City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I am concerned that people may not actually go to the Jefferson Memorial as it is a little distance from the other memorials. Do not let that keep you from going to it and seeing it up close. It is an amazing memorial. This is so grand and wonderful. Do not miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I'm no fan of Thomas Jefferson, but the location makes me return. Just don't go during the Cherry Blossom Festival - too crowded and you don't get any peace.

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poole, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We walked along quite a busy tidal basin to get to Jefferson but it was busy for a reason- the much awaited cherry blossoms were in full bloom after a particularly cold winter and they did not disappoint. the Jefferson memorial is photogenic in any case, but the cherry blossoms make it stunning. Kids loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Sitting on the steps of the memorial and watching paddle boats and gees in the Tidal Basin is a lovely way to eat lunch or take a rest while visiting The Mall. And of course, for Cherry Blossom viewing it does not get better than this. There are stunning views of this memorial from several vantage points in and around... More

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We have been to DC many times, but this was our 1st time at the Jefferson Memorial - truly worth the visit. The statue and words of our President in this setting are very inspiring. We were lucky enough to be here on his birthday and received an added bonus of a tribute ceremony and the Cherry Blossoms in bloom.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Great place to walk around and take pictures. We went during the blooming of the cherry blossoms very picturesque.

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