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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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Sept 2016

Walked here from the reflecting pool round the bay and back again. We were quite surprised to find the exhibition and shop within the monument - underground, quit a surprise but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sharon S
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Andover, United Kingdom
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Andover, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked here from the reflecting pool round the bay and back again. We were quite surprised to find the exhibition and shop within the monument - underground, quit a surprise but very welcome as there are restrooms here too. It was a beautiful evening and walk along the banks.

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Yakima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This huge white marble structure houses a 14 1/2' tall statue of Thomas Jefferson and some of his famous quotes.

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a nice walk and visited this memorial. Wonderful view of the city and everyone should real the four quotes inside the monument rounds.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here as part of weekend trip in to DC. As a Jefferson fan, this was simply one of the most amazing sights for me. The size of the monument is larger than expected. The view of Jefferson is fantastic a well. Plenty of public parking nearby and a small gift shop underneath.

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Rottach-Egern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thomas Jefferson, his words and presence are captured in the only founding father memorial in Virginia, his beloved home state. While worth visiting anytime, at night there is a special quality to the place, the lights and water reflections. Also great place to picnic on July 4th and await the night sky fireworks across the tidal pool. Small yet meaningful... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is another memorial worth seeing if in Washington - very interesting and free and close to lots of other memorials, great as part of a walking tour.

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Earlysville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have visited this fantastic monument hundreds of times and it never stops taking my breath away...especially at sunset...overlooking the tidal basin and many other historic sites. The tablets on the walls with Jefferson's quotations & writings is quite stirring to the heart and soul. Highly recommend you take time out to visit this historic monument & if you are... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had planned two days in Washington so the first day was all about checking out the various memorials and visiting the Whitehouse. The memorials are enormous and very well kept. We enjoyed playing tourist and taking lots of photos along the way.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful to see, but I can see the building needs a lot of TLC and the bathrooms were terrible. It's ashamed that they don't take better care of a wonderful Memorial.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like the Lincoln this memorial house a statue surrounded by the words from speeches. From it you walk round to the Martin Luther King Memorial and onto the Lincoln Memorial, starting out from the George Washington Memorial. Quite a stroll but worth it.

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