202.426.6841It's a massive statue that fits the stature of the man it depicts: Thomas Jefferson. Cast in bronze, 19-feet tall and weighing in at five tons, the Rudolph Evens work dominates the interior of the Jefferson Memorial. Jefferson role in
Jefferson Memorial Modeled after Pantheon in RomeThe Jefferson Memorial was finished in 1943 after five years of construction. Modeled after the Pantheon in Rome, the Jefferson Memorial is made of marble from the State of Vermont on the outside and white marble from Georgia lines the walls. The statue of Jefferson rests on Minnesota marble and is surrounded by pink marble from Tennessee.
Hours of Operation and LocationThe Jefferson Memorial overlooks the Tidal Basin and is open to the public every day starting at 8 a.m. and closing at 11:45 p.m. Parking on site is available.
For more information call 202-426-6821.
|Washington, DC Attractions|
|Bureau of Engraving and Printing|
|Iwo Jima Memorial|
|The Library of Congress|
|The National Zoo|
|The United States Capitol|
|Vietnam Veterans Memorial|
|The Washington Monument|
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