Nestled in the Tidal Basin, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial pays tribute to one of the country’s founding fathers, author of The Declaration of Independence and the 3rd President of the United States. The domed memorial itself was influenced by The Pantheon in Rome and features a 19-foot bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson. Allow yourself to go back in time as you walk around the 5-ton statue and gaze upon the walls of the memorial that quote some of Thomas Jefferson’s famous sayings.