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Jefferson Memorial

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701 E Basin Dr SW, At the south shore of the Tidal Basin, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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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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  • Average4%
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701 E Basin Dr SW, At the south shore of the Tidal Basin, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed yesterday

Part of the Tidal Basin, beautiful building with amazing views. Statue is lovely as are the words written on the walls. Gift shop small & staff a bit over it all.

Thank ReaDavis
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Reviewed yesterday

I thought this monument was the next best to Lincoln. The monument statue is impressive. There is a gift shop there with cold water for hot days. The gift shop also has the junior ranger badges and it was easy for a ranger to "...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This memorial is as striking as the Lincoln Memorial, but at night time, in the lighting of the statue of Jefferson, it takes on a heavenly feel.

Thank Dennis H
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Reviewed yesterday

A landmark from which you can see landmarks! Nothing special in itself but special for its position - and reminding us of a time Presidents thought rather than tweeted.

Thank YorkRaven
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This memorial is definitely a little off the beaten trail, but it's absolutely beautiful. I'd seen it from afar during some of my travels across the city, but it's actually a great place to actually visit! Low on crowds and so beautiful, I could spend...More

Thank TracingTravels
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I hadn't realized how great this memorial was as it isn't often mentioned in the same light as the Washington or Lincoln memorials. See this!

Thank pioneerscheers
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Location is beautiful but out of the way. Bikeshare makes it very easy. It is on the way to Roosevelt and King memorials.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

During our long, mid night walk, we stopped at the Jefferson Memorial to finish. Very nice when there is nobody here. You can get lost in the space and enjoy the silence. Good to note that all these monuments are free to visit! So no...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place with lots of history, we went there in the evening and l loved how it was all lit up. I couldn’t believe how many people were there at that time of the night lol

Thank Vikkir69
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although a visit to this memorial means straying a bit from the National Mall, it is worth the extra steps. The Tidal Basin walk is lovely, and the views from the Jefferson Memorial are spectacular. I enjoyed reading about the process of building the memorial,...More

Thank Linda D
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regulartraveler4
May 28, 2015|
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Response from Miramax2013 | Reviewed this property |
The Jefferson Memorial is located near the Smithsonian Metro Station on the Orange, Silver, and Blue lines of the Metro System. The Smithsonian Station has two exits; make sure to leave the station through "Independence... More
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Dorotheamce
January 1, 2015|
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Response from Familyof4nyc | Reviewed this property |
The best shot is probably from along the tidal basin pathway.
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