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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must to honor Jefferson — but also amazing views of washington, the tidal basin, and cherry blossoms in spring. We love to walk around the tidal basin and air on the steps here to see the views.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The walk path along the banks of river going to Jefferson Memorial is not maintained and not a nice stroll. They should improve this so that the stroll from the National Mall to Jefferson Memorial will be enjoyable.

Thank evaldez2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the over flow looks like a lake it was cold but I think been wrapped up add to the walk the memorial dose not disappoint good views in and around the building.

Thank 9boz
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of the mall and well worth the walk. Quotes of Jefferson's work are on the walls of the memorial. It has a great view of the MLK memorial. The monument is stunning and has a nice little museum underneath. Certainly worth a...More

Thank addtraveler10101
Reviewed 1 week ago

This location is excellent and beautiful is you can catch some views at night. It sits on the tidal basin, and is a bit of a walk from the National Mall. I think a lot of people forget about it being here, or simply too...More

Thank runaway2travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really appreciated the museum and bathrooms and gift shops under the memorial. It was nice to be in a structure that reminded me of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy. Justice well served for a founding father.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked around this early in the Autumn morning, including the Tidal Basin and Martin Luther King Memorial. Recommend you do this as the lighting and early sun makes this a magical place for reflection and photography. Loved this area!!

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful by day and by night. One of my favorite memorials for one of my favorite founding fathers of US: Thomas Jefferson. Brace yourself with patience if you order Uber to pick you up from that location because drivers are easily confused by GPS on...More

Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Jefferson Memorial has got quite a bit going for it. It is out of the way so doesn't suffer from the overcrowding that the Lincoln Memorial has, and the views are nice, both of the Memorial across the Tidal Basin or across towards the...More

Thank KeithJenner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here over Thanksgiving Day and it gave us a strong sense of what it should mean to be grateful as an American, and hopefully demonstrated to visitors that we have not always been the way we are currently.

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May 28, 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
January 1, 2015|
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Response from Familyof4nyc | Reviewed this property |
The best shot is probably from along the tidal basin pathway.