Interesting facts about Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington

On the shore of the Potomac River in Washington USA is the majestic building constructed in memory of President Thomas Jefferson in a Roman architectural style. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is one of the great monuments you can visit on your sightseeing trip to Washington. Here we will comment on curious facts and trivia about the Thomas Jefferson Memorial that we found during our visit.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial from afar

Thomas Jefferson Memorial from afar

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Pantheon

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Pantheon

It is located south of the White House on the banks of the Potomac River. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial was originally built in 1943 in honor of then-President Franklin Roosevelt. The design of the building is entirely inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. Inside the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington you can see a bronze statue bearing the likeness of President and stone plates with quotes from his great works such as the Declaration of Independence.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Statue

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Statue

There are cherry trees around the building that beautify the landscape very much when in bloom. They were planted in honor of the Japanese people in 1912. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is open for visitors during the 24 hours of a day which does not mean that this monument is not as visited as others of Washington, since it is offset from the main avenue of the National Mall.

The mind of Man

The mind of Man

Thomas Jefferson Memorial photos: roaming the World, Dyanna Hyde.

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