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Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC is known for its beauty

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The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC is known for its architectural beauty and panoramic views of the Tidal Basin.

The third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson was one of the principals in drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776. As a prominent founding father of our country, it would be sometime before a memorial was erected in his honor. Finally, on June 26, 1934, Congress passed a resolution to create such a monument - only after President Franklin Roosevelt proposed that a monument be dedicated to Thomas Jefferson.

Completed in 1943, the iconic white rotunda, neoclassical in design, is situated adjacent to the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, at the southern end of the National Mall. Along with magnificent views of the Japanese cherry trees blossoms in early spring, the site boasts a sightline to the White House, one mile to the north.

Designed by John Russell Pope, the Jefferson Memorial captures Jefferson’s love of Roman architecture as reflected in his home, Monticello. The memorial is composed of a dome, portico, and marble steps, with a 19 foot tall bronze statue of Jefferson dominating inside.

There are no fees to visit the Memorial and the public can visit 24 hours a day.

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