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Jefferson Memorial

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC

Thomas Jefferson Memorial
15th Street, SW

The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated to the third president of the United States (and one of America's Founding Fathers) — Thomas Jefferson.

Modeled after the Pantheon of Rome, the memorial was built in 1942. The Jefferson Memorial was officially dedicated by President Roosevelt on April 13, 1943 — the 200th anniversary of Jefferson's birthday. Four years later (1947), the bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson was added.

Today it is one of the city's most visited memorials, drawing thousands of people from around the world. It's especially beautiful

Jefferson Memorial Hours
Thomas Jefferson Memorial is open 24 hours a day.

Rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30am-11:30pm daily.

Parking is limited in downtown Washington DC. Visitor parking is available along Ohio Drive, SW between the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials.


Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Bronze Statue & Writings
The Jefferson Memorial's interior features a 19-foot tall bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson, by sculpture Richard Evans. The memorial's walls are engraved with passages from Jefferson's writings — as well as excerpts from the Declaration of Independence.

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Thomas Jefferson Memorial

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More Washingto, D.C. Monuments/Memorials
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
U.S. Air Force Memorial, Arlington
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington Monument
World War II Memorial


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