The Thomas Jefferson Memorial


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


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



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




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.




♦♦♦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.


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

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