"Jefferson and Cherry Blossoms" Jefferson Memorial - Tidal Basin Tip by mattreider
Jefferson Memorial - Tidal Basin, Washington D.C.: 90 reviews and 186 photos
The Jefferson Memorial is free, open all year, and dedicated to one of the main architects of America. His tombstone says it all, "Author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia."
It's architecture references his own home of Montecello, with the perfect sphere supported by columns. Within is a large bronze statue of Jefferson, gazing across the tidal basin.
The tidal basin is popular in Spring, when the cherry blossoms gifted by Japan to the US come out. Everyone takes pictures of their wives/girlfriends with these pink blossoms.
Address: South bank of the Tidal Basin
Directions: Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Phone: (202) 426 - 6841
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