We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
Website
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$45*
and up
DC After Dark
More Info
$30*
and up
Memorials in Washington DC Bus Tour
More Info
$60*
and up
Morning Monuments Tour of Washington DC

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,107 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2765
    Excellent
  • 685
    Very good
  • 129
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Watch out for pokemon people

This is a really nice memorial, but currently swamped with MANY people playing Pokémon Go. It's ridiculous to see all these people staring at their phones.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kristin M
,
Portland, Connecticut
Add Photo Write a Review

4,107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,609: English reviews
Portland, Connecticut
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really nice memorial, but currently swamped with MANY people playing Pokémon Go. It's ridiculous to see all these people staring at their phones.

Helpful?
Thank Kristin M
Tustin, California
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best spot for young kids to learn and see what represents our past presidents terms. Would encourage to read a little history before going there in order to really understand the separate term our president served which is how this monument is built.

Helpful?
Thank Tejash P
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a well planned and educational memorial in a relaxing and peaceful setting. Nice walk around the tidal basin (or ride).

Helpful?
Thank travelgirl186428
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I find this memorial to be my favorite. During the day a great place to go right next to the tidal basin. At night the waterfalls come alive with beautiful lights. Anyone coming to the area this is a must.

Helpful?
Thank lfkim
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite monuments. Loved winding through it and discovering quotes and waterfalls. It's a must see when you visit DC. Bonus is that a short walk along the tidal basin will get you to the Martin Luther King Jr monument.

Helpful?
Thank JenCav_107
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
4,869 reviews
3,130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10,644 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (free entry) is a rewarding memorial to visit along the southeast bank of the Tidal Basin. It is available to visited 24 hours a day and can be combined with the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial and Jefferson Memorial for a memorable walk around the basin. Dedicated in 1997, the monuments at the Franklin Delano... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BradJill
Brigantine, New Jersey
Level Contributor
123 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely walking through this memorial. Great location. Nice to ride a bike to it. Take time to read the quotes.

Helpful?
Thank BTF602
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was by far my favorite DC memorial because of its creative use of plants, water and stone. There is so much history and meaning in all of DC's monuments, but after a while I got really sick of looking at carved stone. This monument expertly incorporates other elements to feel less monolithic and more like a story.

Helpful?
Thank Christa_Rocks
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was really impressed with this memorial. There are so many parts to it, so much symbolism, great quotes!

Helpful?
Thank zach0501
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you only see one thing (I now that's impossible) see this! It's located near the Jefferson Memorial. Do yourself a favor and walk over there and spend time reading the words of Roosevelt. I can't tell you how wonderful the memorial is. It gives me goosebumps just writing about it. See it!

Helpful?
Thank Carol J

Travelers who viewed Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial also viewed

 

Been to Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?