The Thomas Jefferson Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., honors one of the founders of our country, a legendary scholar and revolutionary leader. Jefferson was the nation's third president, its second vice president and its first secretary of state. One of the principal authors of the Declaration of Independence and the founder of the University of Virginia, Jefferson is renowned for his eloquent writing and inventive spirit. This neoclassical memorial features a 19-foot bronze statue of Jefferson and excerpts from the Declaration of Independence.


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