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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in large part because of its elegant design, which includes waterfalls and sculptures.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tidal basin” (508 reviews)
“water features” (240 reviews)
“great depression” (154 reviews)
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1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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"tidal basin"
in 508 reviews
"water features"
in 240 reviews
"great depression"
in 154 reviews
"fdr's presidency"
in 102 reviews
"great president"
in 118 reviews
"his life"
in 91 reviews
"famous quotes"
in 51 reviews
"great man"
in 103 reviews
"fitting tribute"
in 67 reviews
"great tribute"
in 56 reviews
"my favorite"
in 87 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 75 reviews
"american history"
in 62 reviews
"night tour"
in 64 reviews
"national mall"
in 82 reviews
"waterfall"
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"eleanor"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We saw this after the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. I LOVED this memorial. The quotes, honoring FDR's wife and my favorite part was Fala his Scottish Terrier was worth the walk over. I don't think this Memomrial gets enough press, the quotes in the stone and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Honestly, I went primarily to take a selfie with FDR's dog (I own a westie, so they look similar haha). But I was really surprised how inspired I was when I left this memorial. They did such a great job with the quotes, and the...More

Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you traverse through Tidal Basin you will definitely run to this memorial. It is very extensive memorial and definitely worth the time.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

FDR was a great President and his memorial is certainly fitting for the massive amount of influence he had on modern America. It’s in four chambers that represent each of his terms. Young kids have a bit of a hard time with it because a...More

Thank Jason R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have the chance to go on a tour with a ranger, take it! Very informative and makes the memorial come alive. The water features are spectacular and meaningful. Love that there is a statue of Eleanor.

Thank Marilyn S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The FDR Memorial is not that large, but there is a lot packed into the area. My grandchildren loved the little statue of Fala and were amazed that FDR was in a wheelchair while he was President..

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our first time at this memorial and we were very impressed. So much history. This should be a definite and is a nice walk around the tidal basin

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stumbled on to this Memorial and I am glad we did. It showed my girls how important he was to this great nation also.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It had been awhile since we saw FDR's Memorial and so glad we took it in again. It's really a great Memorial and also for Eleanor too!

Thank Sandra and Jeff S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful monument to FDR, symbolically memorializing each term he served as president. We went in the evening and there were large crowds.

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kjcs618
April 29, 2018|
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October 22, 2017|
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Yes, there is metered parking on Ohio Drive SW, as you drive from Jefferson to Lincoln along Pontomac river. You can park there and walk to all the memorials, also including Lincoln, Korean and Vietnam, as there isn’t much... More
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