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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 thing is so huge and so impressive to look at. It's really photogenic. Don't miss this. Jefferson was such a cool man.

Thank Elliott P
Reviewed yesterday

I've wanted to get to this memorial every time we've visited Washington but this was the first time we did it - it did not disappoint. The sense of history and the man here is amazing. From his statue's silhouette caught through the pillars at...More

Thank Shezigirl
Reviewed yesterday

The Jefferson Memorial is another beautiful and iconic structure to an early American leader with both vision and flaws. You can spend a few minutes here or hang out to enjoy the beautify of the surroundings. Easy access and Uber& taxis are available.

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like many DC monuments, this can be a quick stop but don't miss the dditional exhibit area and gift shop below the monument.

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This one is off the beaten path but well worth the effort to get over and see the Jefferson Memorial. It is impressive and the views are fantastic. Take the time and go over and take a look.

Thank Cspear
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Jefferson Memorial is about a mile walk along the Tidal Basin from the Lincoln Memorial. Even after walking the entire length of the National Mall I recommend continuting the walk all the way to Jefferson. His statue is situation in the center of this...More

Thank remommy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our favorite monument of the whole trip. A great water view and much calmer than Lincoln with less people. Beautiful

Thank Ekgator
Reviewed 3 days ago

The G. Washinton, T. Jefferson and A. Lincoln monument and memorials, occupy two ends and the heart of the "cross" of DC's city center, and occupy the hearts of American people. No trip to DC is complete without paying pilgrimage to all these. They are...More

Thank simonfung888
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our favorite of all the memorials. We walked from the mall across the bridge/road to the memorial in the late afternoon. The lighting on the water and the other memorials across the water with many of the other DC landmarks in the distance...More

Thank kcslatts
Reviewed 3 days ago

Make sure to allow time to read the quotes on the inside. This area is great to have a picnic on the grass and look at the Tidal Basin. I was surprised to find a whole level below the memorial with more information, clean bathrooms...More

Thank Tiffany J
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What's the BEST way to get there with the least walking (with a toddler in tow)?
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
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.
1 January 2015|
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Response from Familyof4nyc | Reviewed this property |
The best shot is probably from along the tidal basin pathway.