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    THOMAS JEFFERSON MEMORIAL

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    Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    701 E. Basin Dr., SW (National Mall)

    Washington, DC

    (1) 202-426-6841 | www.nps.gov/thje

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    • ATTRACTION

      Presidential Monument
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Daily: 24 hours
    • PRICE (ADMISSION)

      Free
    • POPULAR TIMES

      Spring cherry blossom season; summer; school vacations
    • RESERVE IN ADVANCE

      No
    • WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION

      None
    • HIGHLIGHTS

      Jefferson statue and inscribed quotes; spring cherry blossoms
    • ALLOW

      30 min.-1 hour
    • METRO

      Smithsonian; L'Enfant Plaza
    Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC

    VIBE

    Completed in 1943, this neoclassical monument is set in a quiet corner near the National Mall. It was built in honor of inventor, diplomat, philosopher, and US President Thomas Jefferson, some of whose most famous words are inscribed in the marble rotunda. The contemplative spot allows visitors to ponder some of Jefferson’s ideals.

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    Family; friends; history buffs; photographers

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    The slightly out-of-the-way location means the Jefferson Memorial tends to be a bit quieter than other DC monuments. Set on the water, and within view of the White House and the Washington Monument, the surroundings of this rotunda are as gorgeous as the building itself. Peak season is in the spring when cherry blossoms are in bloom.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    Nada. We wouldn’t mess with this historic hunk of marble.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    Rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30am-11:30pm and to provide interpretive programs every hour on the hour from 10:00am-11:00pm daily. It’s a 15-20 minute walk from the Smithsonian Metro station — but totally worth the effort. Parking is limited. The monument is equally striking by day (with the water and surrounding monument views) or by night (when it's beautifully lit).

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Washington Monument (Washington, DC); Lincoln Memorial (Washington, DC)

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