Jefferson Memorial
cWashington, United States

Jefferson Memoria in Washington (United States)

Where is located Jefferson Memorial?

Address of Jefferson Memorial is 900 Ohio Drive, S.W., National Mall, Washington, D.C., United States
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When was built Jefferson Memorial?

Built date of Jefferson Memorial is 1938-1947 - date of creation
April 13, 1943 - date of unveiling

Jefferson Memorial

Facts, informations and history of Jefferson Memorial

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is one of the most recognizable sites in Washington, DC in the United States. Its beauty is highlighted by its location on the banks of the Potomac River, facing the Tidal Basin, which gives a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside, as well as the tulips that bloom here, donated by the Netherlands in 1962.

Construction of the monument began in 1939 and was completed in 1943. The monument was officially opened to the public on April 13, 1943, the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth.

The monument is an excellent example of neoclassical architecture, which draws inspiration from the classical models of ancient Greece and Rome, including the Pantheon in Rome.

The monument was designed by John Russell Pope, a well-known American architect who also designed other well-known buildings in the United States, such as the National Archives Building and the National Gallery of Art.

The Thomas Jefferson Monument is about 55 meters wide and 109 meters long. The main dome is about 21 meters high and 50 meters in diameter. The total height of the monument, measured from the base to the top of the dome, is about 43 meters.

The building is supported by a circular colonnade of 26 Ionic columns made of pink granite. 12 columns support the northern portico, and 4 columns stand in each of the 4 memorial openings. The monument consists of a total of 54 columns. Each is 13 meters high and 1.6 meters in diameter.

The portico (front entrance with columns) is 31 meters wide. It has a triangular pediment with a sculpture by Adolph Alexander Weinman, depicting five members of the drafting committee of the Declaration of Independence reporting to Congress.

The interior of the monument contains a statue of Thomas Jefferson, made of bronze by sculptor Rudulph Evans. The height of the monument is 5.8 meters and it weighs 4336 kilograms.

The monument's walls feature quotes from Thomas Jefferson's writings, highlighting his important role in the history of the United States.

The entrance to the monument is through a wide staircase, which has a symbolic meaning. They are meant to represent the ups and downs in Thomas Jefferson's political, intellectual and social life.

In the center of the monument is a large dome with openings through which natural light enters. This provides beautiful interior illumination and emphasizes the monumentality of the building.

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is not only a tribute to one of the principal authors of the United States Declaration of Independence, but also an important symbol of American democracy and heritage.

The monument was placed on the viewing axis that leads from the White House across the National Mall to the Capitol, symbolizing the importance of Thomas Jefferson as one of the founding fathers and his impact on democracy in the United States.

Every year, on Thomas Jefferson's birthday (April 13), ceremonies and celebrations are held here.

The monument has also become a popular venue for rallies, protests and community events in Washington.

The building is accessible 24 hours a day, and is visited by more than 3 million people each year.

Architect of Jefferson Memorial

Architect of Jefferson Memorial is John Russell Pope, Daniel P. Higgins, Otto R. Eggers

How many meters have Jefferson Memorial?

Height of Jefferson Memorial is 43 meters

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Construction/building type

Building Jefferson Memorial is of type Monument, Monument

Architectural style

Architectural style of Jefferson Memorial is Neoclassicism, Classicism

Neoclassicism is an architectural style that draws on classical architectural forms from the ancient Greek and Roman periods. It involves the design of buildings that are characterised by simple forms, proportions and harmonious compositions. Neoclassicism is also distinguished by a large amount of ornamentation and decoration, which refers to ancient decorative motifs. ... czytaj więcej.

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Jefferson Memorial

What area have Jefferson Memorial?

Jefferson Memorial have area of 79.758 m²

What material is the building made of?

Jefferson Memorial is made of the following materials: white marble, pink granite


Build cost of Jefferson Memorial is Just over $3 million

Practical informations

Jefferson Memorial

What is the cost of entry for Jefferson Memorial?

Tickets for Jefferson Memorial are available at the following prices and variants:

  • Price: $1.

At what times is open Jefferson Memorial?

Jefferson Memorial is open or accessible to the public on the following dates and times:

  • Open 24 hours a day all year round.

Other names

The building is also known by other common names or in the original language, i.e. Pomnik Thomasa Jeffersona (pol.)

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ładny, wydaje mi sie, ze widzialam go w jakims filmi :/
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