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Address: South of the Washington Monument on Ohio Dr., At the south shore of the Tidal Basin, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: +1 202-426-6841
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A 19-foot bronze statue of perhaps the most esteemed founding father sits...

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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The Jefferson memorial is a little further out than the rest of them but its well worth the visit. It's very atmospheric perched up on the waters edge and the view out over the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Jefferson memorial is a little further out than the rest of them but its well worth the visit. It's very atmospheric perched up on the waters edge and the view out over the water is great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't leave without making a trip out to the Jefferson Memorial. I wish Lincoln and the other memorials had as good a museum as this one does. Do see the exhibit underneath the memorial, lots of information about a fascinating man.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Start with the Lincoln Memorial, then hit Vietnam, Korean War, MLK, FDR and it will lead you here. It's right on the water and you have a great view of the Washington Monument. In the middle, there is a huge statue of Jefferson. The monument looks far away but it doesn't take too long walking through the FDR memorial, and... More 

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Lovely & peaceful memorial. Great views of the city, Whitehouse & other sights. Easily accessible, especially using the brilliant & inexpensive Circulator bus service.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very large standing statue of Jefferson which is stunning. You can walk up steps or take elevator to the top. Great to see at night.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Incredible design and wonderful views. Love the construction and quotes inside on the walls. Worth making the effort to visit up close as part of your city tour/visit. Probably doesn't get the recognition he deserves and monument overlooked by many visitors. On site shop and restrooms.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Go see this and read every word carved onto every stone. Jefferson was an amazing man, and his ideas have been largely discarded, to the detriment of us all.

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Hawthorne, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place really made me walk in a U from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. This monument was nice but my only complaint was the lighting inside was so dark. Other than that, it was worth the visit.

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Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful, stunning monument, gorgeous. This is by far the most beautiful and touching with the beautiful inspiring quotes on the walls. Made me tear up. We parked in the free lot in East Potomac park and walked right up to the the Jefferson monument and then walked along the tidal basin to the Lincoln seeing the other monuments on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely spot to visit anytime of year but crazy pretty when the cherry trees are in bloom. Thomas Jefferson was an intellectual giant and founder of this nation as well as botanist, scientist, philosopher and driver of the epic adventure of Lewis and Clark as the President decided to buy a nice piece of land from Napoleon.

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