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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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Address: Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in...

This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in large part because of its elegant design, which includes waterfalls and sculptures.

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This memorial honors FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. It also includes a line of statutes representing men and women who endured the hardships of the Depression. Poignant and powerful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This memorial honors FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. It also includes a line of statutes representing men and women who endured the hardships of the Depression. Poignant and powerful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were on the DC night tour bus and this was one of the stops. So impressed that this memorial is barrier free and is broken up into 5 distinct zones. The sculptures and water features are lovely. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a huge Memorial. It is very informative and we'll laid out. We saw this Memorial on a night time bus tour and was great.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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I was amazed by this memorial. Every quote on the stone walls was so real and true. I wish every elected official would go to the memorial and read, understand and implement what FDR stood for. Our nation would be a much better place..

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a moving memorial to Roosevelt. I think it is one of the most thoughtful in DC. You can go at night, but it is difficult to read all of the quotations and tributes, so I would recommend visiting this one before it gets to dark outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This memorial is deceptively large with a lot of different parts. They do a good job at displaying more that just FDRs statue, but also try to tell his story.

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Tobaccoville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw this at night with the DC Trails Twilight tour (Highly recommended). The symbolism explained by our tour guide Henry was incredible---FDR really had an incredible impact on our country as the only President to serve 4 terms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice and extensive memorial to FDR. Several walls with quotes, pools and people reminding all of the difficult times that the country went through. Restroom, water fountains, shade and benches all around. Plan about 2 hours. Good travels.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here for one reason only, and that was to get our scotties picture taken with Fala. Washington DC is a great city, and there is no way you can see everything in one day. I would suggest taking a tour to get in all the important sites and the history behind them. We had our scotties with us,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In my opinion, this memorial is by far the best presidential memorial in Washington. Beautifully landscaped, expansive in size (3 hectares) and designed very well to pay tribute to a great man. Wish i could of spent some more time in there.

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