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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 #13 of 248 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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Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great monument. Don't miss it. It is a bit of a walk, but well worth it. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the Tidal Basin and seeing it all. The cherry blossom peak is something, everyone should see once.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Make sure that you and your children brush up on some history and are familiar with the accomplishments of this great man. A beautiful monument and tribute to one of our country's founders and great thinkers.

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Chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

So many memorials in this beautiful city and all different to look at. The Jefferson Memorial is no exception, superb setting overlooking the Tidal Basin.

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My sister and her wife were married here! It was a fabulous day and a wonderful place to be married! You can get married in the gardens!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Washington is full of the iconic must see sights...and this is one you must not miss. The setting is a little remote, but take the tour bus to it, get off and view it and then you can walk back via some of the other memorials.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

One of the most important stops in the visit to Washington D.C. Jefferson's representation is amazingly done and full of interesting facts! Absolutely must visit! Easy to find ample free parking nearby!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

of all DC monuments to me this is the most elegant and striking due to the scope and size of the monument and it's water front location to the Tidal Basin.A magnificent building and sertting to a marvelous founder and president of the US

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is yet another great memorial to visit when in Washington D.C. I rode a bike to it and the atmosphere was very calm. There weren't as many tourists around as the other memorials, so it was peaceful. From the top, you can get a pretty good view of the Washington Monument and the White House.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It was breathtaking! The simplicity of the place was gorgeous. There were plenty of seats and the view overlooking the Tidal Basin onto the Washington Monument was stunning.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is the most beautiful place. A must see in Washington DC. The views from here are amazing. Great place to take a jog or bike ride!

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