Thomas Jefferson Memorial

The Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C., dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers as the main drafter and writer of the Declaration of Independence. The neoclassical Memorial building is situated in West Potomac Park on the shore of the Tidal Basin off the Washington Channel of the Potomac River.

Hours of Operation:

Address: 701 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, D.C. 20242

Phone: (202) 426-6841

Admission: Free

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How to Get There


The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is most easily accessible through public transportation. The closest Metro Station to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial is the Smithsonian Station, accessed by the orange/silver/blue metro lines.

Car Travel

Parking for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial is also available on West Basin Drive, on Ohio Drive SW, and the Tidal Basin Parking lot along Maine Ave., SW. Handicap parking and bus loading zone are available on Home Front Drive SW, accessed from southbound 17th St.

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