The Thomas Jefferson Memorial was built to honor the third President of the United States and one of the Founding Fathers of America. It is located south of the National Mall along the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park. The memorial is approximately one mile from the White House. It offers splendid daytime and evening views to Washington DC visitors.
Thomas Jefferson was a central figure in the American Revolution, Early Republic, and National Expansion. He served as a statesman, diplomat, and political leader. He was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, served as Governor of Virginia during the Revolutionary War, and was the first US Secretary of State under President George Washington. Elected President in 1801, Jefferson is commonly rated by historical scholars as one of the greatest US Presidents.