The Thomas Jefferson Memorial

♦♦♦History♦♦♦

*Correction:  John Francis Pope was the architect/designer and John McShain was the builder.

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Pathway from the parking area which leads to the Jefferson Memorial.

 

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Keep walking past the paddle boats to get to the memorial.

 

 

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Statue created by Rudulph Evans.

Inside the memorial stands a 19 foot statue of Thomas Jefferson facing the Washington Monument and the White House*.  Surrounding the statue are panels of words written by Jefferson.

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View from inside the memorial facing the tidal basin.

 

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♦♦♦Operating Hours and Fees♦♦♦

The memorial is open 24hours year round and Rangers from the National Park Service are available to answer questions from 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily.  There are no entrance fees; visiting the memorial is free.

To learn more about the memorial and how to get there visit the National Park Services’ website to plan your visit.

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What are your thoughts about the Jefferson Memorial?  Have you visited the memorial?  Is it your favorite D.C. memorial?

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