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Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Monument / Landmark
Southwest Washington, Washington
  • Britt A.
    "Best spot to view the Tidal Basin and cherry blossoms"(9 Tips)
    Ryan T.
    "... Monument and White House. Nothing will make you prouder to be an..."(7 Tips)
    "The best spot to view it is from the paddle boat basin."(5 Tips)
    Ryan J.
    "I especially love the steps on the sides of the monument."(18 Tips)
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  • Tom M.
    Tom MilsonApril 5, 2016
    The single best monument in the USA. His momentous ambition and is met only by his self-reflection; recognising his laws could one day be barbarous and need modernisation. Jefferson is inspirational.
  • Catia D.
    Catia DaSilvaNovember 28, 2016
    What a nice place to take friends, family and visitor. If you go to D.C. Don't forget to go to Thomas Jefferson. I'm a big fan of Thomas Jefferson, I like all his art works, his saying & architectures
    Upvoted Feb 9
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronJuly 21, 2012
    This memorial if ur lazy u might miss it cuz its a walk kind of out of the way of the rest but I think of the prettiest right off the water and u see all the other monuments so pretty from here
  • Things You Should Do
    Things You Should DoNovember 23, 2011
    Take the tour from Bike the Sites and ride your bike right up to the steps. Lots of fun and you easily explore all the monuments in less time than it takes walking or bussing.
  • Danielle J.
    Danielle JonesSeptember 5, 2011
    Beautiful place to be during the summer nights. If you look directly across the Potomac River, where the Jefferson statue looks towards the water, you can see the White House directly across.
  • Ryan U.
    Ryan UnderwoodJanuary 22, 2011
    TeamTRI Tip: Bask in the brilliant writings. Enjoy the majestic view and architecture. Then head down below the memorial to enjoy the special tributes and exhibits to Jefferson that many miss.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 8, 2012
    Nicknamed "Jefferson's Muffin." Domed shape bldg is based upon a structure of Jefferson’s own design. Transcript error was noted on Declaration of Independence quote in 1972. More site info via<LINK> Read more
  • DM
    DMJuly 25, 2015
    Tourists always forget about this beautiful place because it's a little bit aside from other monuments, but you MUST see it, I'm 100% sure
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinJune 18, 2015
    Public transportation and cabs are hard to come by here. Beautiful site, with a view of the White House, from the top of the steps. Walk from here to the MLK Memorial if you are looking for a cab.
  • Cozmik
    CozmikDecember 3, 2011
    Another fabulous spot I've shot many weddings. Sunset/dusk the light is perfect for shooting from the steps out to the Monument with the Tidal Basin as backdrop. Be mindful of the rangers ;-)
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 1, 2016
    Two words: Cherry blossoms. In April, this national monument is set among fields of gorgeous pink flowers. Read more
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongNovember 6, 2014
    Great monument with a spectacular view. Take a few moments to sit on the marble steps.
  • Trust for the National Mall
    We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Jefferson Memorial. Please join the Trust for the National Mall as we preserve this iconic park for future generations. Read more
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SmithMay 13, 2015
    Long walk. Take a cab, taxi, or rent a bike. The view is worth it!
    HISTORYApril 1, 2010
    President Roosevelt asked the Commission of Fine Arts about the possibility of erecting a memorial to Thomas Jefferson. Construction went from 1938-43, & Roosevelt laid the first cornerstone himself.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HartfordJune 14, 2012
    My favorite monument in DC. Super quiet with very few people every time I go. Plus it looks like the Pantheon in Rome
  • Chris S.
    Chris SheehyJuly 6, 2015
    This is a bit out of the way being on the backside of the Basin - but is a must see monument.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANDecember 13, 2011
    Designed by John Russell Pope, the Memorial was built between 1939 and 1943. The bronze statue of Jefferson, added in 1947, is 19ft tall and weighs 10,000lbs.
  • Guadalupe R.
    Guadalupe RodriguezMarch 16, 2015
    I didn't get to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom but even then the monument is beautiful!
  • Chad M.
    Chad MurrayJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Before the Jefferson Memorial was built, this landing was a popular beach for locals right on the tidal basin.
  • WorldStrides
    WorldStridesApril 8, 2011
    Interesting fact: For the official dedication, a plaster statue was installed due to a metal shortage during WWII. It wasn’t until four years later that the bronze statue was completed and installed.
  • CheckOutJared
    CheckOutJaredSeptember 6, 2013
    Not quite as popular as other memorials but easily provides the best view. Try to spot the White House...
  • Matt R.
    Matt RosenbergNovember 13, 2012
    Make this your last stop and check it out at night. He looks out over the Tidal Basin for some great night-time shots.
  • Adam P.
    Adam PowersMarch 18, 2010
    go here at night, with the moon reflecting off the water. ask a friend to waltz with you on the marble--it feels magical, like you're dancing at a palace. the security guards may laugh and give advice
  • StayArlington
    StayArlingtonSeptember 24, 2012
    The runners aren't going right by here, but it's definitely worth seeing if you're in the area.
  • Rice L.
    Rice LiuJune 5, 2015
    The most popular memorial around the basin. The facilities are very poor, but this is still a must see
  • Joseph H.
    Joseph HerringJune 27, 2011
    If you look at the back, you can get a beautiful view of Tidal Basin and the Washington Memorial.
  • Elisabeth W.
    Elisabeth WhiteSeptember 16, 2011
    It's round and has water nearby,and it's where the cherry blossoms bloom every year,so it's just great.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JJune 19, 2013
    Visit in late afternoon when the sun is low if you like making photos!
  • Nathan
    NathanOctober 23, 2013
    You're not allowed to practice your First Amendment at one of the Founding Father's monument/memorial.
  • babysmurf
    babysmurfJanuary 14, 2012
    The best spot to view it is from the paddle boat basin. In summer, rent the boat & paddle around the lake. It's beautiful!
  • Kenny T.
    Kenny TNovember 7, 2016
    Beautiful. Ride bikes and drop off right near the monument
    VirginiaIsForKids.comOctober 31, 2011
    If the weather is nice, rent a pedal boat and get a great view of the Memorial!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsApril 14, 2015
    A humbling place. Be sure to read all the inscriptions.
  • Marc D.
    Marc DupuyJanuary 13, 2016
    One of my preferred memorial in Washington DC ! Superb!
  • DC Preservation League
    It is a major component of the city's monumental plan. Noted work of multiple architects such as John Russell Pope, Otto R. Eggers and Daniel P. Higgins, and F.L. Olmsted Jr.
  • Close G.
    Close GitmoJanuary 11, 2012
    Jan 11(right now!): the National Day of Action Against Guantanamo & the NDAA! Join us at 1130 in Lafayette Square across from the White House. The program and march will run from Noon-2:30pm EST
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJuly 11, 2015
    Read the walls in the main hall. Then think about where we are as a country now. Very different language being spoken. Love this place.
  • dickwyn
    dickwynJuly 21, 2016
    You can get a good view of the Washington Monument from the front of the building
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 23, 2016
    Offers a fantastic view of the Tidal basin esoecially in the mornings !
  • cansu u.
    cansu ugurluNovember 12, 2015
    Amazing view. Unfortunately didn't had chance to visit during cherry blossoms
  • David G.
    David GannaloApril 21, 2013
    Confess your sins here and theorize business but do not perform!
  • Christian A.
    Christian AnicieteMarch 25, 2013
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident..." Inspiring tribute to one of America's Founding Fathers!
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletSeptember 21, 2010
    Did you know? This memorial's designer, John Russell Pope, had originally drawn up plans (and was turned down) for a memorial to Theodore Roosevelt for this same location.
  • Paul Travis K.
    Paul Travis KleinJanuary 18, 2010
    The most beautiful and serene of the monuments. Go during off peak hours to fully take in the wonder of this great man. His words echo through time.
  • Absolon K.
    Absolon KentAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to tour inside the memorial and downstairs to visit the educational displays.
  • Lindsey S.
    Lindsey SmithsonApril 7, 2013
    More people need to visit the Jefferson Memorial, it is so open and the views are stunning.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisJune 23, 2015
    Sit down and read his words. Always a good visit after dark, too.
  • Nate M.
    Nate MillsOctober 17, 2015
    Amazing memorial! Great quotes on the walls inside
  • Tara D.
    Tara DavissonMay 15, 2013
    Walk back clockwise along the water to catch the FDR and MLK memorials. Lovely walk.
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