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Jefferson Memorial

701 E Basin Dr SW, At the south shore of the Tidal Basin, Washington DC, DC 20242
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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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  • Average4%
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701 E Basin Dr SW, At the south shore of the Tidal Basin, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sitting on the steps on an unseasonably sunny day, watching the wide variety of people coming to see this gorgeous monument was inspiring. Lincoln was a huge figure in American history. Many of the visits from other countries could not have known just how great...More

Thank woosailor
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is so much more to this monument than meets the eye. Take the time to read the speech written on the left wall inside the monument, it's well worth it! There is also a book store hidden away in a corner inside the monument....More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were disappointed to see that the Jefferson Memorial is still covered in a black scum. (We were hoping to see the start of the clean-up.) It is a dome-shaped rotunda with a 19-foot statue of Thomas Jefferson inside. It has such a commanding view...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love the monument and reading the words that Jefferson authored, but the monument really needs some attention. The path to get there around the Tidal Basin was a bit of a mess, the grounds were unattractive and the Memorial itself was dirty (with one...More

Thank sjhokie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Inspirational figure in Americal history. The monument is situated next to the water and parklands. It is a beautiful photo opportunity. Saw a few squirrels there too!

Thank Anonymous A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit and would for sure recommend a visit. Also great views to Washington monument and white house.

Thank JokkeNu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Jefferson memorial is my favorite one of all. I love how it over looks the White House, Washington memorial and you can also see Robert E Lee's house and just below that the eternal flame. It is an amazing experience. My 13 year old...More

Thank momofRJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful monument to one of the founding fathers of the United States - it's beautifully designed, with some of his wisest words carved into the stone. There are also great views from the memorial including one view across the Potomac River. It's easy to get...More

Thank BenHubb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just standing there in that place gives you chills. The decisions that have been made there, the secret meetings that have been had there, the movies filmed there...it was something to be standing there and thinking about what Jefferson stood for and them to see...More

Thank Bridget L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another must see memorial in DC, set more apart from other memorials and wasn’t as busy when we went.

Thank kendallj817
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regulartraveler4
29 May 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
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Dorotheamce
2 January 2015|
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Response from Familyof4nyc | Reviewed this property |
The best shot is probably from along the tidal basin pathway.
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