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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 249 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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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We made the long walk to the Jefferson Memorial one evening - which turned out to be a great time to see it. The inscriptions inside show what a great man he was. Unfortunately, it does look in need of some upkeep.

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Jeffersom Memorial is kind of out of the way, but well worth the drive to visit. There is interesting information on the bottom floor before you get up to the main memorial. The setting is beautifully tranquil. Similar to Lincoln, but less busy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were on a private tour of DC and had this memorial on our list...apparently it can be quite hard to get to if you're on your own though but definitely worth seeing. Very nice area overlooking the river, really peaceful. Beautiful architecture. We got great photos.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This one is a little out of the way, but is worth the effort. Wasn't too crowded and beautiful setting on the water. The visitor center on the lower level is worth the visit too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The lights at night make the memorial so much more majestic next to the water. It is really a beautiful monument. Go at night.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Of all the memorials around the Tidal Basin, this is the best. Unlike the Lincoln Memorial, it's open so there's a cool breeze inside with benches to sit on as you admire Jefferson's statue. The open sides also give you spectacular views of the Potomac, Arlington cemetery, the Washington Monument and the White House. The Park Ranger has great information... More

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Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful memorial over looking the water. It was especially beautiful at night. It can be see by car but not fully experienced unless you get out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A beautiful location. As a wordsmith, how fitting to put Mr. Jefferson and his words together in such a striking architectural monument. Great to see, read, and reflect. It's a beautiful walk to the memorial.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited the Jefferson Memorial in April 2014 at the peak of the Cherry Blossoms.The Memorial is very inspiring and the likeness of Jefferson is remarkable. At night the rotunda has a special glow with the bright lights. We enjoyed the walk around the tidal basin that is beside the Jefferson Memorial.Visit the Jefferson Memorial when sightseeing... More

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Geelong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you are Simpson's fan you might remember how the Jefferson statue accuses Lisa of only resorting to consulting him after finding the Lincoln Memorial too packed with people asking Lincoln's advice (An allusion to "Mr Smith Goes to Washington"). I will admit that I went to the Lincoln Memorial first and Jefferson's as an afterthought. However, I was just... More

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