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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.more
1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here during the Trump shutdown and therefore have more time for memorials and monuments . Museum's are closed . This memorial is more than Impressive. Can someone please force mr. Trump to visit this and have him read and understand what is written...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked so many hours at the park so we had in hour program this monuments last.I don’t know if due to the tiredness or something else but I didn’t like so much.It is a nice monument and just it for me.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank christosorl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our walking tour went through the FDR Memorial and I learned a lot of new things. I think that it's often overlooked because of it's location, etc. Take the time and visit. You'll learn something new such as Eleanor Roosevelt was the first representative to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank runinCO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

FDR is definitely a president whose position I would never want. Leading a country during a horrible depression and World War II was not an easy task. This monument isn't as impressive as Lincoln, Jefferson, or Washington's monuments, but it is a simple monument that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our visit as part of our walking tour of Washington. A beautiful peaceful memorial of an important US leader.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating monument and has the largest footprint of any of the monuments. It has different sections that represent different times in the life of FDR. I suggest a tour guide or at least a book to explain the meaning behind some of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw this memorial on a DC Insiders night tour! Incredible! The attention to detail and thought into the design of this memorial is just remarkable. Can't wait to go visit again in the spring/summer when the waterfalls are functional.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LesleyMoP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice memorial - lots of good history and especially important quotes from FDR while in office. Many of his quotes are important in our country today. Memorial is in a beautiful setting on the water, and within walking distance of other outdoor memorials and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gene W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unusual memorial, which include Eleanor, his wife . . .only Memorial to a First Lady. Also rare to see Rosevlt in a wheelchair . . .which he may not appreciate!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GMDarling18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit. Walking or biking, it is a great tour and a must to visit: jefferson, roosevelt and martin luther king memorials. Better to do it on a sunny day.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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