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Jefferson Memorial
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The Jefferson Memorial, honoring one of our founding fathers, was dedicated on April 13th, 1943 by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Did you know: 6 Facts about the Jefferson Memorial


  • The Jefferson Memorial is open 24 hours a day.

  • Although the memorial building was finished in 1943, the statue of Jefferson was completed for another four years.

  • The memorial was John Russel Pope.

  • The statue inside was created by sculptor Rudolph Evans.

  • The Declaration of Independence, as well as quotes, letters, etc from Jefferson can be found on the right panel.

  • More than 2 million people per year visit the memorial.



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