There are so many museums , monuments and memorials in Washington DC that you just don’t know which one to visit first .
Most tourists who come to the Nation’s Capital always seem to visit the same tourist attractions .
The Lincoln Memorial , Arlington National Cemetery , the Vietnam War Memorial , Martin Luther King Jr Memorial , the Washington Monument , and even the World War I I Memorial .
If you happen to be doing your own 30 Plus Teams Tour of Washington DC , or even if you aren’t doing one, why not visit the memorial that you can see across the water from the Doctor Martin Luther King Jr Memorial , which you also should visit if you’re in town.
It’s the memorial to the third President of the United States , Thomas Jefferson .
No matter what time of the day you go to visit this memorial, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of tourists visiting .
It could be how long it takes to walk to the memorial or maybe it’s the out of the way location of this place.
If you choose not to visit this memorial, you’re missing out on seeing one of the most beautiful locations in the city, it’s called The Tidal Basin.
In the spring, you’ll get to see the Cherry Blossoms , which were a gift from Japan.
When the cherry blossoms come out, you’ll have one of the most Instagram worthy pictures of the city.
The shape of the building might remind some of you to your visit to Monticello , Jefferson ‘ s home in Virginia .
It might also remind some of you of the rotunda at the University of Virginia .
There’s a reason for that .
President Jefferson , who seemed to take this multitasking thing and run with it , not only designed the rotunda at his home, but also at the University of Virginia as well.
The rotunda of his memorial is basically the same at what you saw in Charlottesville , Virginia .
Walking up the many steps to the memorial, you notice the statue of the president .
He seems to dwarf the entire place.
Not surprising, because he was one of the tallest presidents .
All around the building , you notice all the things that Jefferson did in his lifetime .
Planter, musician , ambassador , vice president , president, husband and father, not to mention a signer of the Declaration of Independence .
As you look around you think to yourself , where did this guy get all this energy from and when did he have time to run the country?