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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: +1 202-426-6841
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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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Go see this and read every word carved onto every stone. Jefferson was an amazing man, and his ideas have been largely discarded, to the detriment of us all.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go see this and read every word carved onto every stone. Jefferson was an amazing man, and his ideas have been largely discarded, to the detriment of us all.

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Hawthorne, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place really made me walk in a U from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. This monument was nice but my only complaint was the lighting inside was so dark. Other than that, it was worth the visit.

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Asheville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful, stunning monument, gorgeous. This is by far the most beautiful and touching with the beautiful inspiring quotes on the walls. Made me tear up. We parked in the free lot in East Potomac park and walked right up to the the Jefferson monument and then walked along the tidal basin to the Lincoln seeing the other monuments on the... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely spot to visit anytime of year but crazy pretty when the cherry trees are in bloom. Thomas Jefferson was an intellectual giant and founder of this nation as well as botanist, scientist, philosopher and driver of the epic adventure of Lewis and Clark as the President decided to buy a nice piece of land from Napoleon.

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Being in this space was so inspiring. The quotes gives you a sense of the thoughts of the day. The dome on the top of the building is visible from the Washington Monument.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this monument and visit every time I am back in town. Impressive statue of Jefferson overlooking the tidal basin with incredible views in all directions. Sunset is one of my favorite times to visit but anytime of the day is perfect.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here during a night time tour and that just added to the experience with it all lit up. You can even see the White House in the distance from the front steps.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another one of the great monuments... and a must stop or drive by. We went here at night and saw it aglow, but you can't miss it from many spots in the city as you drive around. Majestic.

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very traditional and stunning tribute to our third President. All ages must see this to appreciate the history of Mr. Jefferson.

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Zachary, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The amount of stone in this structure is mind blowing! The doors looked like they were made of copper, which was amazing. There is a gift shop, a book store and a restroom beneath the monument.

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