Photo by Desmond Hester

Jefferson Memorial

This presidential memorial stands prominently along the southern edge of the Tidal Basin with views toward many of the other presidential sites.  
Dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on April 13, 1943, the memorial stands in a straight line with the White House. Architect John Russell Pope, influenced by Jefferson's taste in classical architecture, echoed the style seen in Jefferson's two most famous buildings - Monticello and the University of Virginia Rotunda. 

The public may visit the Thomas Jefferson Memorial 24 hours a day. Rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30am to 10pm daily and to provide interpretive programs throughout the day and upon request.

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Jefferson Memorial

15th St., NW
At the Tidal Basin, South Bank
Washington, DC 20004
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