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  • Address: 900 Ohio Drive SW, National Mall, Washington D.C. 20024, USA
  • Hours: Open 24 hours a day
  • Admission: Free

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Jefferson Memorial

Set on the south bank of the Tidal Basin amid the cherry trees, the Jefferson Memorial honors the third president of the United States, drafter of the Declaration of Independence and founder of the University of Virginia: Thomas Jefferson. Designed by John Russell Pope to resemble Jefferson's library, the memorial's columned rotunda is similar in style to the Pantheon in Rome.

On the Tidal Basin side, a sculptural group above the entrance depicts Jefferson with Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston, all of whom worked to draft the Declaration of Independence. Inside, travelers will find a 19-foot (6-meter) bronze likeness of Jefferson, along with excerpts from his writings etched into the walls. Visit in late March or early April to see the cherry blooms outside in shades of pink.

Practical Info

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial sits on the south shore of the Tidal Basin, in East Potomac Park, just south of the National Mall. The memorial is accessible by metro. Nearby are the Smithsonian museums and the Lincoln Memorial. Allow 20 to 30 minutes for a visit.

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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour, Washington DC, null
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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

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See DC's historical monuments and landmarks up close and personal on a 3-hour bike tour with an informative guide. Cruise around the National Mall to see some ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.99
Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van, Washington DC, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC by the light of night on this private, 4-hour, sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a comfortable van ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.00
Four Hour Private DC Highlight Tour by Van, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Four Hour Private DC Highlight Tour by Van

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Explore the famous landmarks, monuments, and neighborhoods of Washington, DC on this guided, 4-hour sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a comfortable van and enjoy an ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.00
Customized Private Sightseeing Tour of DC, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Customized Private Sightseeing Tour of DC

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Day or night, customize your itinerary from a list of the most popular sites around the greater DC area while being chauffeured like a celebrity in a stretch ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $350.00
Washington DC Evening Tour, Washington DC, Custom Private Tours
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Washington DC Evening Tour

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Enjoy a small group evening tour of Downtown Washington, DC. Small group sizes make this tour personal, family friendly, and fun for all!

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Guided DC City Bus Tour Plus Potomac River Cruise, Washington DC, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Guided DC City Bus Tour Plus Potomac River Cruise

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Explore the best of Washington, DC with a guided, 6-hour bus and walking tour of the city's top sites. This exciting tour includes a (seasonal) river cruise ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Private Washington DC Deluxe City Tour, Washington DC, City Tours
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Private Washington DC Deluxe City Tour

Enjoy all the sites of our nation's capital from the luxury of your premium Sedan, SUV, or a 15-passenger van on a 2 hour guided tour of Washington DC. Start ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $89.99
Morning DC Small-Group Bus Tour, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Morning DC Small-Group Bus Tour

This morning bus tour offers the flexibility to visit DC's major attractions without feeling rushed from place to place, leaving plenty of time to explore on ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Washington DC National Mall Evening Walking Tour, Washington DC, City Tours
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Washington DC National Mall Evening Walking Tour

Explore the National Mall by the light of the moon with a 3 hour walking tour of the monuments with an expert guide. You will visit inside the Jefferson ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Private DC Monuments at Night Biking Tour, Washington DC, Walking Tours
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Private DC Monuments at Night Biking Tour

Cycle through the safest trails and bike lanes of DC with your own private guide as you experience the monuments at night! With fewer tourists and light ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $299.00

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