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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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Such a beautiful memorial but a must see at night

We had saw the memorials at daytime but also did the night tour and that is the way to see it. It is massive but the lighting is just spectacular. Quite a few steps but worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Bardstown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We had saw the memorials at daytime but also did the night tour and that is the way to see it. It is massive but the lighting is just spectacular. Quite a few steps but worth the trip

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Nothing ground breaking, but certainly beautiful. The huge statue is quite impressive, and so is the building. Don't forget to take a look when doing your tour, since it is worth it.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A memorial to one of the authors of our Constitution and truly great presidents. Jefferson was renowned as a multi-talented individual. Among other things, he was a recognized architect. This beautiful edifice is an appropriate memorial to him.

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Midland, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Was at the Jefferson a couple of days before the blossoms were at peak. What a sight to see. The Jefferson is very motivational place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Amazing view from here right in the tidal basin, riding bikes in this area was great. Loved the view from here.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Great location on the tidal basin, surrounded by the cherry trees and the water in front. Commanding presence. Don't skip this one.

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

To a great leader. It's a bit dark inside, but it's OK. This memorial is kept clean. Lots of people here visiting during Cherry Blossom Festival.

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San Diego, CA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This memorial is not on the beaten path with the others, so you can't walk to it....at least not easily. Nevertheless, you should go for postcard / bragging rights. Once you get there, its a very quick tour as it isnt nearly as crowded as Lincoln and Washington, due to its isolation from the walking path.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We were there a few days back for the Cherry Blossoms and this monument is amazing. A beautiful statue by all means. A must see attraction for all ages.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Walk the cherry blossum trail along the tidal basin to the Jefferson Memorial. Beautiful walk and great destination. Outstanding view from the steps back across to the mall. Wonderful quotes from Jefferson and great statue.

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