Thomas Jefferson Religious Freedom Monument

Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg Virginia

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale circa 1800
Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale in 1800

The Thomas Jefferson Religious Freedom Monument commemorates the Virginia Religious Freedom Statue which states that “no man shall suffer on account of his religious opinions and beliefs.” Thomas Jefferson regarded this statue as one of his accomplishment. Dedicated on October 16, 1932, the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s birth. The stones for the monument were taken from churches throughout the country. In 1977 the monument was moved from its original location on George Street to its current location on Washington Avenue.

Photo of the Religious Freedom Monument, Fredericksburg, VAPhoto of the Religious Freedom Monument Plaque, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Dr. Leidecker Plaque Fredericksburg, Virginia

IN MEMORY AND APPRECIATIONS
OF
DR. KURT F. LEIDECKER
(1902-1991)
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
OF
THE THOMAS JEFFERSON INSTITUTE
FOR THE
STUD OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
AND
BY WHOSE EFFORTS
THIS MONUMENT WAS RELOCATED TO THIS SITE.