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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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A 19-foot bronze statue of perhaps the most esteemed founding father...

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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You have to stop there if you're in DC

This place is very accessible if you're by the Capitol or the White House. Perfect place for photos or selfies :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is very accessible if you're by the Capitol or the White House. Perfect place for photos or selfies :)

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

if you love history, then you should come here to visit along with Lincoln Memorial & reflecting pool. for lazy people, i don't think it is a good choice because you will need to walk a lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Impressive memorial in lovely location. Statue detailed and good likeness. (by the images I have seen) Interior carvings and inscriptions excellent.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An historical and educational tribute to one of America's Founding Fathers... Thomas Jefferson.. statesmen, spokesman, ambassador and one of the original drafters of America's Declaration of Independence ..need we say more, a great monument to a great man .A bit of a walk from DC but Well worth it.

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Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's quite a hike around the memorial from the road. Wear your sneakers!Definitely don't miss going downstairs to see the information located there.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A stunning Memorial to an amazing founding father. It would be just amazing during the Cherry Blossom blooming season. The tress around the tidal basin would certainly put this facility in its element. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jefferson memorial looks beautiful at night when the reflection of it falls upon the Tidal Basin. Its very quiet and comforting as compared to Lincoln memorial which is more crowded all the times during the day. I found this place to be awesome, it reminds us of the great people america had as its presidents. A person who loves history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful setting! After visiting many memorials on a hot August day, this memorial was a such a nice change. There was a beautiful breeze and much-needed shade. I loved the quotes from Thomas Jefferson featured at this memorial, definitely a reminder of our country's Christian roots. One of my favorite sites in DC!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A beautiful made memorial across the huge Tidal Basin. However, walking from the nearest World War 2 or Lincoln Memorial can be a time-consuming undertaking. However, there is Martin Luther King Jr's Memorial and Delano Roosevelt's Memorial on the way to this Jefferson Memorial, which makes the walk a worthwhile one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Words Cannot express the feeling you get when visiting The Jefferson Memorial. Make sure you read everything inside!

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