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Jefferson Memorial, Federal memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial under the sponsorship of Franklin D. Roosevelt, with the cornerstone laid in 1939 and completed in 1943.

It was constructed to honor Thomas Jefferson, an important founding father of the United States and the principal drafter of its Declaration of Independence.

The memorial's design reflects Jefferson's ideas about classical beauty in architecture; it houses a 19-foot bronze statue of him.

Accessible 24/7 all year round; ranger talks are unavailable until further notice due to COVID-19.

The memorial features excerpts from Jefferson’s writings that reflect his beliefs in freedom, education, and the principles of government.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Inception: 1943

Architect: John Russell Pope

Creator: John Russell Pope

Architectural style: Neoclassical architecture

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Material: bronze, marble

Opening Hours: 24/7

Website: nps.gov/thje/index.htm

Sources: Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap

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