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Jefferson Memorial

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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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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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

This is my favorite memorial, although all are terrific. I like this one because it is built in a way as to make one awestruck upon entering. I watched my wife react to each memorial as we visited them, and her reaction was, by far,...More

Thank surfercharlie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the nice things is this memorial is on the other side of the tidal pool so is somewhat quieter and less busy. Beautiful memorial with famous sayings. There is parking available but it is a bit of a walk to the memorial.

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Of course the memorial has beautiful architecture and scenic views. I was particularly interested in the quotes in the memorial proper and the museum downstairs, which really make you think about the relationship between education, government, and a free society. Fully wheelchair accessible.

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s well worth the walk! Jefferson is one of my favorites, and the Memorial is quite impressive. The views of DC are fabulous. We should never forget many of the things this remarkable statesman said and did. It would do us and all politicians well...More

Thank Bob Y
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Jefferson Memorial is a sight to see! Not only is it huge, it's beautiful! The views to and from it are amazing. The history etched into the walls was powerful as well. Thomas Jefferson would be proud! I would definitely take someone to visit...More

Thank Garrett H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Jefferson memorial was a site to see and just as a heads up you can take a stroller up to monument there are elevators for use on the sides and bathrooms under the monument along with a gift shop.

Thank DRLaskeyTrips
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a short stop. I recommend taking the DC Circulator bus that drops you off about a quarter-mile from the monument. You can easily walk up to it and take your time checking it out. There's not a lot to see here. They have...More

Thank MsCJSeattle
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here this morning and we were the o my one there which was unbelievable. Most beautiful area for a memorial some amazing speeches written on the wall and a beautifully made statute. The tidal basin is amazing to look out to. Definitely worth the...More

Thank Aaren T
Reviewed 5 days ago

This site is very memorable to my wife and myself as we would often visit it while in college and this is where we were engaged. The site includes many meaningful quotes from Thomas Jefferson and is a must see.

Thank KEITH10
Reviewed 6 days ago

i visited this memorial at night and i must say the place looks stunning at night too..situated on the river bank with the reflections of lights this memorial is a place to visit..come here and be inspired by the ideas of the great man..

Thank rpszone
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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
1 January 2015|
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Response from Familyof4nyc | Reviewed this property |
The best shot is probably from along the tidal basin pathway.