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Jefferson Memorial

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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 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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The monument is a little out of the way, but the location is beautiful and the structure itself one of the prettiest in DC.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The monument is a little out of the way, but the location is beautiful and the structure itself one of the prettiest in DC.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved my experience. Uncrowded compared to every other memorial we visited, likely because further away and less accessible easily by walking from town. Water fountains did not work while we were there =( Sit down, be quiet, read all the quotes and be thankful to be there. =)

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Sparks, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial are both AMAZING, this little gem is just far enough out of the way to be less mobbed with people. You have to do the other two while you're here, but this is a good spot for a nice respite between other monuments. Right on the tidal basin, you can look out over... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're on the Mall and like to walk then you should be able to park near Constitution Mall and walk all the monuments. But if you don't feel like a walk then there is parking about a 10 minute walk south of the Jefferson Memorial (assuming you can find a spot). Sunday night is a good time to visit... More 

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Modena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This memorial dedicated to Jefferson is one the many dedicated to the US presidents or key American personalities such as Martin Luther King. I suggest you visit all to get a real sense of the importance of these persons for our civilization

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful site to see at night! The building was beautiful from the tour bus we were seeing. A must see in Washington, DC. Jefferson's statue would be 28 feet tall if he stood up! Very cool!

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our walk to the memorial. Its quite large and part of the larger National Mall. Great for a wander, as are the other monuments and memorials around it.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

another top memorial to remember one of the quietest presidents ! great architecture and a walk around is essential...also the views of other attractions from here are lovely (white house)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had walked about 8 miles so far whwn we reached the other side of the lake where we saw the jefferson memorial. Our boys (13) and us were shattered but we walked round the lake to the memorial and were not disappointed. Also sitting on the steps looking back is beeautiful. Well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've often seen this in movies and TV shows but never visited, as it's quite a walk. However on this trip we did a segway tour, which made it possible to see all the memorials in a couple of hours. Definitely worth a visit, impressive memorial!

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