Visit the Thomas Jefferson Memorial

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial facing the water


Pets are allowed on the grounds of the memorial but not inside the memorial itself. Pets should stay on leashes no longer than 6 feet in length. Service animals are permitted without exception.

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

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Always Open

The sites of National Mall and Memorial Parks (other than the Washington Monument) are always open to the public. Restrooms, museums and elevators close in the evenings (check individual sites for hours)

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Rangers on Duty

Rangers are on Duty to assist the Visiting Public from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm daily (except christmas). The United States Park Police are on Duty 24 hours a day.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Monday: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Accessibility Information

Physical accessibility: Use the side entrances on either side of the main stairs to access the museum level. An elevator on the museum level may be used to access the portico.

Multimedia: The film on the museum level includes closed-captioning.

A group of adults and children take photos of a bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Memorial portico


Last updated: February 27, 2017