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Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

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701 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242
(202) 426-6841
open 24 hours daily
https://www.nps.gov/thje/index.htm
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This marble homage to Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, sits on the banks of the Potomac River tidal basin. Inside the domed monument, visitors will find a bronze statue of America’s 3rd President ... Read more
towering over them and some of his influential quotes engraved on the walls. The structure, designed by John Russell Pope, was inspired, in part, by the Roman Pantheon and was completed in 1943.

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WA

So pretty and amazing architecture ! It was really clean. I wish I had been able to go on a nicer day, it was cold and windy when I was there.

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Orlando, Florida, USA

This place was also very nice, quick stop and snap a pic. I would recommend catching it at dusk/night the lighting is nicer then the day... And the view if Tidal Basin and MLK and the Washington Monument is amazing.

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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

We love to rent the paddle boats right in front of the Jefferson. Such a cool way to see the monument

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Antwerpen, Belgium

The best part of this memorial is actually its location. Walking towards it along the waterside, enjoying the view and taking photo's is the best part. Once you reach it and walk through it, then it is just an ordinary monument to remember Thomas Jefferson.

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San Francisco, California, USA

One of the great monuments in D.C. The featured quotes within the building really stood out to me. A must.

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Sacramento, California

It was peacefully quiet on the Thursday morning I went. An underrated monument, with great views of the Tidal Basin and Washington Monument.

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Klang, Malaysia

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a presidential in Washinton, D.C. dedicated to Tho.as Jegferson (1743-1826), one of the most i.portant of the American Founding Fathers.

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London, UK

It's interesting to check out the insanely huge memorials to dead presidents and read again their words.

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Foster City, California, USA

Thomas Jefferson Memorial is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers. It is modeled after the Pantheon of Rome,

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Seattle, Washington, USA
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Beautiful and historic memorial for Thomas Jefferson. Located away from the busy crowds, this is a nice detour stop for those wanting a break from the crowds.

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Richland, Washington

Had the great fortune of seeing the Jefferson Memorial for his birthday! Now I'm headed back!

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It is an absolutely beautiful memorial in a beautiful part of DC. I highly recommend visiting.

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Local from Washington, D.C.

Iconic memorial that is a must-see for visitors to the nation's capital. Visit at night to get a unique photo experience.

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Marana

Took a night tour , going back today. We are too late for the cherry blossom explosion, but still a reflective place

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West Covina

A nice memorial with teh statue of President Jefferson. Such a beautiful place in DC!

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Local from Washington, D.C.

I love to come here and watch the sunrise when I have the time. Especially beautiful during cherry blossom season. The way the sun shines through the columns of the memorial is gorgeous. Sunset is also lovely from here. You can see the Monument from the steps.

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Warner Robins

Impressive memorial that sometimes gets overlooked since it takes a little bit of effort to get to.

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Escondido

This is a beautiful memorial and quite a walk from the other memorials and the National Mall.

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Local from Washington, D.C.

A Place full of cherry blossom trees so much fun to walk around to see and you can borrow a boat and try with them on a see

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Brisbane, Australia

Iconic monument dedicated to Thomas Jefferson. Great view of the tidal basin and the Washington monument from in front.

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