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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 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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Niles, Michigan, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful monument to see. Parking was a challenge as in most of the DC area, so walking to the memorial, around the grounds of the memorial and back to the car was all we could do in the 90+ degree weather. We had intentions of walking to the Mall area, but too hot! The memorial itself was... More

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

Truly beautiful as is the walk around the tidal basin. Missed the cherry blossoms by one week. Worth the walk!

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Absecon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

It is a breathtakingly beautiful sight - especially at night time - and when the cherry blossoms are out.

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mattapoisett, ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This place is incredible but there is nothing like going on a warm spring day when the cherry blossoms are out. They reflect in the pool and fall gently with a soft breeze. It is almost magical!!

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Opelika, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed a chance to see the Jefferson Memorial during the Cherry Blossom festival. We appreciate the dignity given to this President who was so vital in early American history.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Seeing the Jefferson Memorial through the cherry trees of the Tidal Basin gives it an even bigger grandeur. The memorial is not as crowded as Lincoln - probably because it's a little ways out from the National Mall and across the water. The big statue inside the memorial is visible from far away and there are inscriptions from the Declaration... More

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Renton, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This memorial is a must see at any time but it was even more spectacular during the Cherry Blossom Festival in April. The thousands of cherry trees that line the walkway, all around the tidal basin, are just incredible. And the view was even more spectacular from the memorial. And definitely take the time to read all the quotes inside... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We walked from Lincoln memorial. Walked around 20min. Both memorials are not to be missed. Very short stay, but the view of the tidal basin & memorial is simply spectacular! And during the cherry blossom festival in april, it is postcard view!!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Could not have timed it better than to be there during the Cherry Blossom Festival week. Beautiful views through the cherry trees across the water of the monument. Great walk along the water to the memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The quotes on the inside of this memorial make me remember what it means to live under our Constitution. So very profound at a time when many citizens have forgotten what our founding fathers wanted so badly: Freedom of conscience.

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