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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.
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1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

This is certainly one of the most impressive, most moving, and most beautifully designed monuments I've ever encountered. What a wonderful tribute to an interesting and complex figure in American history; one who may have done as much to preserve the Union as Lincoln did...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed April 29, 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect, but this is a great memorial! Very pretty, peaceful, full of FDR quotes, really worth seeing. If you are going to the National Mall, you should definitely make a point to see this!

Thank Tina S
Reviewed April 28, 2016

We walked around the Tidal Basin and ended up here unexpectedly but I absolutely love the memorial. It has some waterfalls with stones and quotes. Everything just fits perfectly. Don't miss it!

Thank nhanswifties
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Was able to tour on a nice cool day, toured the different sections of the memorial. It was nice and peaceful.

Thank eddiec937
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Another president with another great memorial. Not only statues of FDR and Eleanor but so many details to discover at this quite big memorial. Take your time, it's definitely worth to visit!

Thank Marcus M
Reviewed April 28, 2016

This memorial really showed everything that Roosevelt had accomplished and how the world changed forever. I wish some of the programs that he setup were available today. A very touching depiction of his life and what was important to him. Nice statues of him, his...More

Thank rforgach
Reviewed April 28, 2016

You sort of walk through the presidency of FDR. This is a multiple diorama memorial that you see in stages. It includes a nice tribute to Eleanor. Lots of water and plenty of FDR's quotes are engraved into the monuments along the way. My advice...More

Thank Claude P
Reviewed April 27, 2016

We decided to head out to the FDR memorial and got as close as we could by getting off the Metro at Smithsonian (closest). It is still quite a distance from the stop, but we wanted to get a good walk in. If you have...More

Thank thereKarengoes
Reviewed April 27, 2016

FDR and Eleanor statues, powerful sentiments, moving messages of inclusivity and peace..... This is DC's best by my standards. Lights at night are worth it. If you take the circulator bus to the Jefferson And walk you will go through the FDR in reverse. I...More

Thank mkbabineau
Reviewed April 26, 2016

This monument is a little out of the way but worth the trip. It has several parts--one for each term and then a final section with Eleanor. They are quotations throughout and various sculptures. Great memorial.

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