900 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242
Operating Season: Year ‘Round
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial sits directly south of The White House and honors an American Founding Father and the third President of the United States. The memorial was officially dedicated on April 13, 1943 – the 200th anniversary of Jefferson’s birthday – by President Roosevelt. The interior of the memorial features a 19-foot bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson by sculptor Rudulph Evans. Surrounded by a grove of Japanese cherry trees, the memorial is the official location of the National Cherry Blossom Festival held every Spring.
If you do not have your own tour guide for your family reunion, park rangers are on duty from 9:30AM to 11:30PM daily to answer questions and provide interpretive programs on the hour from 10AM to 11PM. Also, if time allows, consider renting a paddle boat from Tidal Basin Paddle Boats. It’s a great way to see the memorial and take in the cherry blossoms during the Spring.
General visitor and bus parking is available along Ohio Drive, SW between the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials.
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