• Thomas Jefferson Memorial - Washington, DC

      Photo by Peter Thody
      Situated on the shore of the Tidal Basin of the Potomac River, this classically-styled memorial to the third President was officially dedicated by President Roosevelt on 13 April 1943, 200 years after Jefferson's birth. A 19-ft statue of Jefferson looks out towards the White House, and the walls are inscribed with a selection of his writings. Its design, inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, was controversial at the time some wanted a more modern-looking memorial but in 2007, it was ranked fourth on the 'List of America's Favorite Architecture.'

      If you go:
      It is open daily from 8:00 am until 11:45 pm every day except Christmas Day.


      East Basin Drive
      Tidal Basin South End
      Washington, DC 20024 USA

      Mailing address:
      National Mall and Memorial Parks
      900 Ohio Drive SW
      Washington, DC 20024 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Visitor Information
      +1 (202) 426-6841

      Park Headquarters
      +1 (202) 485-9880