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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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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is in my top three. He crafted a majority of the Declaration of Independence. He is our 3rd president. He proposed and sponsored the Lewis & Clark expedition. He said and wrote that slavery was wrong (He inherited slaves) but couldn't get to the...More

Thank jimvet1826
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the marble to the dome to the 13 foot tall bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson, I am always most inspired whenever I read the one sentence inscription encircling the inner base of the dome. It should be required reading for anyone seeking high office.

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A grand tribute to one of the nation's Founding Fathers. You can feel the significance of the place when you walk in. It's one of the only indoor memorials in DC, which gave us a bit of a relief as we went there on a...More

Thank Vincent S
Reviewed 2 days ago

In honor of Thomas Jefferson, this memorial was built. The giant statue inside is absolutely stunning. The beautiful cherry blossom trees make this absolutely amazing!

Thank arjunbamzai
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Jefferson Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial are must see locations in DC. You get a nice view of the White House from the top of the steps and the monument just feels awe inspiring.

Thank Trav124fun
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting monument with a large statue of Jefferson himself. It was made more interesting by the fact that we went to Monticello and the library of congress to see his book collection. It's a little bit out of the way and you have to park...More

Thank JKcoe968
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the drawbacks of visiting a monument during the day is the larger crowds tend to bring out much more inappropriate behavior. This is NOT to say people were behaving badly but a memorial is supposed to elicit a somber and reflective mood from...More

Thank bbodb1
Reviewed 3 days ago

The most visually beautiful and my favorite of all the memorials. Go later in the day when you get the nice late afternoon sun shining on it. The statue of Jefferson is majestic and the building is classic Jefferson architecture.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Jefferson Memorial is a bit out of the way but it's still worth visiting. The Memorial covers a lot of ground and is set nicely on the water's edge. It's a sizable monument with a lot of space under the huge dome and several...More

Thank Cecilio L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This monument is a great place to climb the stairs and read the tributes to Madison. He was an amazing and brilliant man and we are lucky he helped shape our government.

Thank Richard H
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What's the BEST way to get there with the least walking (with a toddler in tow)?
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
From where can you take a picture of someone so that you can see the whole memorial in the background? You're too close when you're actually at the memorial.
January 1, 2015|
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Response from Familyof4nyc | Reviewed this property |
The best shot is probably from along the tidal basin pathway.