Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC – USA Travel Guide

Take a tour of Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, United States — part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. can sometimes be lost among the taller, older monuments in the city.

Directly south of the White House on the basin of the Potomac River, this site is dedicated to America’s third president, Thomas Jefferson.

The memorial was finished around 1943 and dedicated by then-president Franklin Roosevelt.

The design took inspiration from the Pantheon and Jefferson’s own Rotunda at the University of Virginia.

The interior features a bronze statue of Jefferson and quotes from his greatest works, including the Declaration of Independence.

The numerous cherry blossom trees around the memorial were dedicated by the Japanese people in 1912.

The memorial is open 24 hours a day to the people, who Jefferson lived to serve and save from tyranny.

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