Jefferson Memorial – Washington, D.C.

The Jefferson Memorial in Washington’s West Potomac Park is in memory of Thomas Jefferson the principle author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States. The Jefferson Memorial features multiple Jefferson quotes designed to capture Jefferson’s ideology and philosophy, known as Jeffersonian democracy, The building is of neo-classical style reminiscent of his own Monticello. The bronze statue statue of Jefferson was developed by sculptor Rudulph Evans.

First glimpse of the memorial from Alex’s tour bus

Statue of Jefferson with the dome