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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

Didn't get to visit last time due to construction. Great view back towards Washington Monument. Interesting monument

Thank LilithMorgan13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love the fact that you can see the White House through the trees from this memorial. It's well worth the walk to see this awesome memorial.

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 2 days ago

I found this an interesting memorial, but certainly not as integral as Lincoln's or the Washington Monument. The location is also not as central, but still worth a visit time permitting.

Thank Mark42139
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing memorial to an incredible man. Although crowded it is a MUST DO in DC. A very moving experience.

Thank TalSmh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised by this fantastic memorial + especially impressed at night - highly recommend

Thank Mags M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was one of the harder memorials to get to, as you can’t really walk from the other memorials. Definitely a lot less crowded than the other memorials but it worth going there. Also go under the memorial for the museum/gift shops.

Thank kawt
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great tribute to Thomas Jefferson. The upstairs has a bronze statue of him and quotes. Downstairs has a few artifacts and a written history of him. A gift shop includes books and DVDs about Jefferson and Washington DC itself. Definitely worth a visit! Be sure...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you don't mind the mile or so it takes to walk to this monument, it is really great to see. The paths were very wet and covered in mud the day we went and the monument's roof was under construction, but again, still a...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 days ago

While grandiose as a memorial it is not as iconic as say the Lincoln or the Washington Memorials. Yet, at night, it is very picturesque set along the Tidal Basin with a fantasic view of the city. We visited at sunset which added another dimension...More

Thank K O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very impressive if somewhat sterile monument It is a it isolated a long walk from everywhere else especially in hot weather Worth visiting from the circulator but not terrible if you missed it

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