"Jefferson Memorial" Jefferson Memorial - Tidal Basin Tip by apbeaches


The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father and the third president of the United States. The neoclassical building was designed by John Russell Pope. It was built by Philadelphia contractor John McShain and was completed during 1939-1943; the bronze statue of Jefferson was added inside in 1947. When completed, the memorial occupied one of the last significant sites left in the city.

Address: South bank of the Tidal Basin
Directions: Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Phone: (202) 426 - 6841
Website: http://www.nps.gov/thje/

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