Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg Virginia
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.
DR. KURT F. LEIDECKER
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
THE THOMAS JEFFERSON INSTITUTE
STUD OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
BY WHOSE EFFORTS
THIS MONUMENT WAS RELOCATED TO THIS SITE.