Explore the Thomas Jefferson Memorial

What you can find at the Founding Father’s memorial

By CyArk

When the sunshine filters through the columns into Thomas Jefferson Memorial it lights up a polished bronze statue of the third president.  

Sculpture at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial (2018) by Kieran Kesner for CyArkCyArk

Thomas Jefferson played an important role in the founding of the United States and helped shape the American democracy that the world knows today.     

Digitally documenting the Thomas Jefferson Memorial (2018) by Kieran Kesner for CyArkCyArk

The words of the Declaration of Independence, a document widely recognized as one of Jefferson’s most celebrated achievements, are written on the southwest wall of the memorial   

Declaration of Independence (1776) by Thomas Jefferson et al.Italian American Museum of Los Angeles

Over time the monument and the landscape around it has evolved, as have our understanding of Thomas Jefferson as a person and president.

Viewing the Thomas Jefferson Memorial (2018) by Kieran Kesner for CyArkCyArk

Today people come to The National Mall where the memorial stands to reflect on, negotiate, and reinterpret the foundations of American democracy and Thomas Jefferson’s legacy.

Aerial view of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial (2018) by Kieran Kesner for CyArkCyArk

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