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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 #15 of 254 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

this was my favourite memorial in DC. it is quiet and peaceful, which makes you reflect. the quotes on the walls are powerful and meaningful. this memorial is a must see during your stay in DC.

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Grimsby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Photographers! be sure to return at night and take pictures of the Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal pond when the night lights are on .

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Muskegon Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a excellent memorial to visit both during the day and at night. Be sure to stand on the top steps with your back to Jefferson and look over the tidal pool for a great view of the whitehouse.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Plan this as part of a larger day. While it is worth seeing, it does not require much time. If you can visit when the cherry trees are in bloom, it is an amazing sight and stroll.

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Rahway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I love this monument. It has a huge lagoon or pond in front of it and you can go on it in a paddle boat. There is parking close by and across the street is the Washington Monument and in the other direction is the Holocaust museum. At night it is all lit up and you can see the statue... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is definitely a beautiful monument, and it is certainly well worth a visit. One suggestion I would give anyone is, try to visit the Jefferson Memorial during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Standing up on the steps and looking out at all the Blossoms is incredibly gorgeous. We have visited several different times of the year, but this memorial is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

With so many things to see and do in Washington, as this is a little bit out of the way, I can see why it is not as busy as the Lincoln Memorial, but it is well worth the effort. It is a bit more tranquil than the Lincoln Memorial, and you get a chance to read part of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Great Visually effectiveness...A Must is Sunset Through the pillars amazing:) The pillars make you feel so small:) As a traveler I even felt a slight parasitism towards America after reading the inscriptions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A good monument for a person of significance in history. Worth a visit for the sense of importance. and now I am just filling in characters

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I made a late-night visit on my last trip to the D.C. area, and my first stop to view the Jefferson Memorial was from the parking lot across the river. The water was relatively still, and the reflection of the memorial in the water was beautiful. The only downfall I see with this location, and it has nothing to do... More

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