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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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Jefferson a Memorial by night

Absolutely stunning. It was a really hot and humid day, so trekking around was a chore. We are so pleased we saw the Jefferson at night. It's well lit, the surrounding monuments... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning. It was a really hot and humid day, so trekking around was a chore. We are so pleased we saw the Jefferson at night. It's well lit, the surrounding monuments etc are all illuminated and there was just something about the experience that was enhanced by those things. We saw Lincoln during the day, which was very inspiring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Jefferson Memorial is a bit more out of the way vs. other memorials, but I think it is the prettiest. Located right on the tidal basin, the location is stunning. There is also a nice view of the Washington monument from the waterfront. A nice time to visit is sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked from our hotel (right by the Washington Monument) to the Jefferson Memorial. It was a distance but we did not mind since we were enjoying a beautiful afternoon and superb sunset once we got to the monument. Since it is a bit away from everything else, it was not as crowded as the Lincoln Memorial or the WM,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In this place every piece has a little bit of history and its architecture is loaded with details. Remember to go to the basement, not everyone notices that there's more down there!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With a great deal of cherry blossom around this area, the Jefferson Memorial definitely is a great spot for whatever purposes or reasons.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This memorial overlooks the Tidal Basin, and it is very beautiful. A great tribute to Thomas Jefferson! The DC Circulator stops close by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sometimes forgotten it is worth the vist to recognise one of the Founding fathers of the US of A. Worth the effort to just have a look

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must-see in Washington D.C. One really gets the sense of what this man accomplished in the formative years of the U.S. A truly great tribute to this historical figure.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The monument is stunning. As with FDR my favorite part was the quotations. My daughters and my husband and I very much enjoyed the small museum that is part of the memorial. The walk to the memorial from the national mall was beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I know its sounds bad, but the style is really similar to Lincoln memorial....i had to list my pics to the actual monuments to see which one is which as from outside they looked similar

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