The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC is a dome-shaped rotunda that honor’s our third president, Thomas Jefferson. The memorial is one of the most impressive sites in Washington, DC. A 19-foot bronze statue of Jefferson is surrounded by passages from the Declaration of Independence and Jefferson’s other writings.
The Jefferson Memorial is one of the most popular attractions in the nation's capital and is located on the Tidal Basin, surrounded by a grove of trees making it especially beautiful during Cherry Blossom season in the spring. From the top steps of the memorial, you can see one of the best views of the White House. During the warmer months of the year, you may rent a paddle boat to really enjoy the view.
15th St., NW, Washington, DC, at the Tidal Basin, South Bank (202) 426-6821 The closest Metro station is the Smithsonian. See a map of the Tidal Basin
Jefferson Memorial Hours:
Open daily 8:00 a.m. to midnight