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Thomas Jefferson Memorial
The Jefferson Memorial honors Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia statute on religious freedom, founder of the University of Virginia, and third president of the United States. The structure was designed by John Russell Pope, who was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome and by the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, designed by Jefferson himself. Construction was completed in 1943. With the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Capitol, the Jefferson Memorial is one of the four key ‘points’ bounding the National Mall. The white marble 'temple' consists of a circle of Ionic columns supporting a domed roof and fronted with a classical portico. Under the dome stands a 19-ft bronze statue of Jefferson. Four interior panels contain quotes reflecting his political philosophy. A fifth quote inscribed around the base of the dome was taken from a letter written by Jefferson in 1800: ‘For I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.’ The memorial is open 24 hours per day, though rangers and facilities are available only during daytime hours. Admission is free.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC is the custodian of the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. Located in the National Mall building on Independence Avenue at 6th Street it is accessible by bus, taxi, car and metro. There is no parking at the museum but metered parking is available nearby. There on display is the original Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis and the Apollo 11 command module. It is also possible to touch a piece of lunar rock. Facilities available include the Wright Place (food court with a range of fast food options) , a café, shop, toilets, Ride Simulators and Interactive Flight Simulators and an IMAX theatre. The museum is open from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm every day except Christmas day and admission is free ( a small charge for IMAX). The second part of the museum is located in Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Centre Chantilly, Virginia. Where again admission is free and parking is available.