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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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This is also a magnificant place to visit. These statues are enormous and must be hard to keep clean. Our President was full of spider webs and the bathrooms were very substandard and poorly maintained. Things were falling apart in the Bathroom. They kept them...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The night tour had a nice view of this lit up dedication which reminds us of Jefferson’s contributions. The tour is nice for filling in many facts for non Americans

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank WaterlooDad
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Memorial is currently having the roof refurbished, but once inside, the dedication is well appreciated. With quotes from one of the founding geniuses that helped to set this nation on the right course for its citizens’ freedoms, this is of the finest Memorials.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank M109A7ce
Reviewed 3 days ago

This building was being maintained while we were there so quite a bit of it was under construction tarps. It was still very cool to see and the setting is just beautiful. The tidal basin is a great backdrop and you can see the Capital...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tina M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nicely done. I needed elevator to get to Statue area. No sign for that. Hidden out back. Naturally a busy place. Still worth the trip just to see what people can invision if they put their mind to it. Take a moment and think. Read...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank doublenaturelover
Reviewed 5 days ago

Currently covered in scaffolding this monument is quite a bit off the rest of the mall about a mile walk from the Lincoln Memorial.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AAS
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited in October 2019. They have scaffolding up so that they can clean the roof. This is just an amazing monument. The statute and inside of the building are amazing. This was one of the best monuments to see. They have a gift shop and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Russell3939
Reviewed 1 week ago

Organise a visit as part of the walking route of the monuments on the Mall. This was our second visit to Washington and we thought that there were a lot more tourists that previously, so you might want to visit early if you don't like...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maud180291
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this monument even though they were fixing the dome. It was amazing what this man did for our nation. What a fitting tribute.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Firemedic26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see when visiting Washington DC. Historic masterpiece on a grand scale. Reading Thomas Jefferson's infamous words on the wall make us proud to be American and witness our country being founded with faith.

Date of experience: October 2019
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regulartraveler4
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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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The best shot is probably from along the tidal basin pathway.
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