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Albert Einstein Memorial

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Address: 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20418
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My wife and I visited the memorial on a Wednesday evening. There was barely anyone around. We got to sit on the statue and take pictures. There were a couple of other families... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Hickory, NC, United States
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Hickory, NC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the memorial on a Wednesday evening. There was barely anyone around. We got to sit on the statue and take pictures. There were a couple of other families there waiting to do the same thing but it was pretty empty. Great little spot! I loved that people clearly still have a love of Einstein and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best memorials in DC as you can actually sit and climb on an enlarged statue of Albert Einstein! We visited in the evening around 8pm and there was almost no crowd - just a small group before us and then a family came around behind us when we were already finished with photos. Another plus about the... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I truly love this sculpture in the park. One of my favs in DC. . . and there is a lot to see in DC. The pose is clearly set to beg the observer to come sit, and gain some wisdom. Many do just that... as did I. Don't just walk by and take a short glance at this one.... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite statue in DC. Sculptor Robert Berks made Einstein appear to be very approachable, and tourists and residents alike often have their photo taken sitting in Einstein's lap. This memorial is a few steps from the Vietnam War Memorial Wall and the Lincoln Memorial.

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Cupertino, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were advised to stop by to see this sculpture on our way to or from the Lincoln Memorial. It literally and appropriately sits in front of the National Academy of Sciences building. Boy are we happy we took a few short minutes to see it since it's a very large, realistic and truly fantastic sculpture of Einstein.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a beautiful designed statue. Looking at the face, you'd like to imagine what he is thinking. There is nothing else but the statue, but it good to pop along and see.

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Grafton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Again Another wonderful monument this time to Albert Einstein again you just look and find more and more and more

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Sedalia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There he sits, beckoning folks to come visit and possibly sit for awhile. The design of the statue is very unique.

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Pearland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The statue was nice and seemed to accurately depict/reflect what we've seen in photos over the years. We just happened to be near here (across the street at the Vietnam Memorial), otherwise we wouldn't have visited. I would recommend the same to you...just see it if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great monument for children to see. The granite base he sits on is made from Mount Airy, North Carolina granite. The black granite that he looks down upon is Larvikite from Norway and has discs embedded in it showing the Southern constellations on the day he was born. I'm a fan as you can tell, but all... More 

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