"One of Washington DC's Most Famous Landmarks"

Jefferson Memorial, Washington Overview

The Jefferson Memorial honors Thomas Jefferson,one of the Founding Fathers of America and the author of the United States Declaration of Independence.

The neoclassical exterior consists of a number of columns and a shallow dome made of marble. The interior houses the bronze statue of Jefferson, standing at 19ft tall. The southwest wall also contains a panel with excerpts of the Declaration of Independence. The monument lies on the Tidal Basin of the Potomac River, with a large number of cherry blossom trees surrounding it.

Designed by:John Russell Pope
Built to commemorate: Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers and 3rd President of the United States of America
Timings: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Address: 16 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242, United States
Fees: Free
Closest metro station: Smithsonian Metro Station

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