Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States.
This memorial was built between 1939 and 1943, and the statute of Thomas Jefferson was placed in the center of the memorial in 1947.
Many more seagulls than you might expect to find in Washington DC find time to visit the Tidal Basin. Some visitors provide food for the seagulls, and that can attract them in huge numbers.
Blossoming cherry trees line the edge of the Tidal Basis and provide a powerful attraction for visitors during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in the spring of each year. The peak bloom date for cherry blossoms changes each year, but it is usually in the first week of April.
Click Cherry Blossom Bloom Schedule to visit the National Park Service Cherry Blossom Bloom Schedule.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is located on the south edge of the Tidal Basin just off of Ohio Drive SW in Washington DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
Closest Metro Station: The Smithsonian Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is the nearest Metro Station to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.