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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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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: A 19-foot bronze statue of perhaps the most esteemed founding father sits...
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 - Jefferson Memorial (Beautiful Structure)

The Jefferson Memorial is an excellent attraction when visiting the Washington, DC area. In addition to the tall, sturdy and attractive status of Jefferson, the building itself is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Hackensack, New Jersey

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Jefferson Memorial is an excellent attraction when visiting the Washington, DC area. In addition to the tall, sturdy and attractive status of Jefferson, the building itself is a treasure to see!

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Well worth the stop as there are other memorials close by. A stately structure that is as impressive now as when it was first builgt

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Thomas Jefferson stands in the center of this magnificent monument set at the Tidal Basin. His words adorn the surrounding walls of the interior - but note, some of them are not taken in the proper context. If you're a Jefferson aficionado - do your homework before you visit or check with the guide. Not as crowded as the Lincoln,... More 

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A simple, contemplative space. A bit of a walk or easily accessible by bus. Great quotes on the interior space. A visitor's center and shop below.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visiting the Jefferson Memorial is a critical part of a visit to Washington! In order to better understand the founding of the United States and to gain an understanding of the ideas of the founders, it is essential to learn more about them. The Jefferson is a good place to begin your journey. The monument Is a circular construction and... More 

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Ashland, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great walk over to this Memorial while stopping at many other great sites, FDR, Martin Luther King and be sure to stop by and see George Mason.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This memorial was the least busy but very nice. I loved all the quotes listed. It was not easy to park at night but it was worth the walk.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful tribute to our third president Thomas Jefferson. Many touching words grace the walls and the view of DC and the Potomac is breathtaking.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I love the quotes from jefferson on the inside! We had a splended time walking around thd tidal basen and checking out the cherry trees. The grounds are in some need of repair, howerer, don't miss it!

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Jefferson Memorial is a neat place to visit and the history of this memorial is great to share with your children!

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