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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Need to install handrails to the front steps so people can climb the stairs. Also the elevator were not working so unable to see the actual memorial. Liked the gift shop, was able to get a new camera card.

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The view is beautiful around here. This is a Must See In DC. During The Cherry Blossom Festival, you have to visit.

Thank amyh1313
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had never been to the Jefferson Memorial, and it is certainly worth the visit. I started my walk along the basin, at cherry blossom time, and could see the Jefferson Memorial from afar - lovely! As I approached, the statue of Thomas Jefferson, rising...More

Thank Elizabeth D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I know Lincoln's memorial gets the most attention as it is right in front of the reflection pool and closer to the other memorials. Jefferson however is one of my favorites and is surrounded by the beautiful tidal basin. I always chuckle a bit at...More

Thank aj192018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The location alongside the Tidal Basin is fantastic and double so during Cherry Blossom season. However, it’s a bit off the beaten track if you want to walk to it and although I would have made the effort it was freezing cold during our stay...More

Thank nnmercman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our favorite memorial in all of DC! Absolutely loved the history of it all and greatly enjoyed our day. Just a beautiful reminder of one of our Founding Fathers and all the great things that he did to help shape our young nation.

Thank RetiredandHappy51
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great tribute to one of the most notable Founding Fathers of the US. It is even more wonderful to visit during the Cherry Blossom Festival. You also get a great view of the Tidal Basin and the Washington Monument from the top...More

Thank Taowalker239
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That whole area around the lake is great to do at night. This memorial is as iconic as the Lincoln memorial and just as beautiful sitting in the So. lawn.

Thank Hombre-15
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’d be lying if I didn’t comment on the distance to this monument. However, it is really beautiful in the spring. The memorial includes an exhibit in the bottom of the monument that gives information on Jefferson’s life, accomplishments and vision. This is a monument...More

Thank Lisa F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Out here a couple of times, once for sunrise. Beautiful memorial and the cherry trees were just gorgeous.

Thank Janice B
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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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