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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.
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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All reviews tidal basin founding fathers cherry blossoms beautiful monument declaration of independence his words great man beautiful at night national mall potomac river white house my favorite worth the trip awe inspiring gift shop statue memorial
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is beautiful. Nice gift shops and bathrooms (important because they are few and far in between at the National Mall which makes it harder to enjoy with kids)

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Jefferson Memorial is a short walk (15 minutes) from the National Mall. It is worth the effort to visit this beautiful and inspirational monument on the banks of the Tidal Basisn waters. The Basin is also surrounded by beautiful cherry trees that bloom during...More

Thank jackmgibbons
Reviewed 5 days ago

Be sure to include this centuries old Memorial in your tour. Stop and read the words on the walls. It fronts on the Tidal BAsin so you can cross two items off your to do list. Regarding the required maintenance - how about Amazon/Bezos/Google/Facebook/Zuckerberg/Chan kicking...More

Thank azdesert1
Reviewed 5 days ago

By far, this is the one place where I will always visit when I go to D.C. I've been there during the day a couple of times but recently went at night. I prefer nighttime as the white monument really comes alive.

Thank JohnBakerTN
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This monument is not located directly on the mall . I love this monument at night with the water reflection . There is convenient parking g and no fees to visit . The Jefferson statue is beautiful . Plan to spend time reading his words...More

Thank laj2e7
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited at night and were surprised to see so many tour busses. The memorial is beautiful at night and there is actually some free parking nearby. From there the view is spectacular.

Thank RetiredCharles
Reviewed 6 days ago

The history behinds these memorials are just wonderful. So nice to see it in person. Take thehop on and hop off bus as it will take you around to all the memorials and useums. Worth the price.

Thank lbreves2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a classic building and one memorializing a major founding father and early shaper of this nation. The memorial is beautiful and has a special presence after sunset and without the crowds. It is hard to add to all that is written about this...More

Thank sleepster
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a LOVELY memorial. It's open and airy, gorgeous views from right along the tidal basin. It's similar to Lincoln in style while being very different. Worth a quick walk down the tidal basin to see it. Be sure to stop at the FDR...More

Thank Lily J
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite places to visit! I used to commute by it every day and was thrilled each time. Washington, DC simply has excitement in the air all the time, but this is a tranquil locale to visit/learn some history, enjoy the views, people...More

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