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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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  • Average4%
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1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not just a one-stop statue, it is a full-on tour through all three of FDR's terms. It is designed to walking and contemplating, with beautiful sculpture and moving quotes. I would have liked to have had a guided tour. Monuments in DC are...More

Thank Alline A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have family in DC but I’ve never been sightseeing before. This day was the day (only saw 2 but there’s always next time. My cousin said this was his favorite. This memorial is full of quotes he said and are extremely relevant today. The...More

Thank lovejoi2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The FDR memorial is a large walking visit with water structures, statues, and much to read and learn. It is divided up into his terms as president. Good visit. Its between Jefferson and MLK.

1  Thank Swwalton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expect more walking at this monument than most others. I think our guide said this sits on several acres. It has various sections with statues of FDR, First Lady Eleanor, and others.

Thank corlitto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We forget today that FDR was both loved and reviled in his time. The things he accomplished saved all our lives.

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is off the beaten path next to the tidal basin. We almost missed this except that it was included in our night bus tour. This memorial to FDR portrays all 4 terms he was in office. There is a statue of a man listening...More

1  Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This memorial was very nice, it had a lot of sculptures. It’s location was a good walk away from the Lincoln Memorial and very poor signs to get you there.

Thank jadajag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This memorial is along the western side of the Tidal Basin. It offers a glimpse of many times and accomplishments of both Franklin Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor. It is a place not only to remember, but to learn.

Thank Terri P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this tribute to one of America's finest leaders. Glad to see that Eleanor Roosevelt was included, since she was part of the team. Highly recommend to visitors.

Thank Normandie1936
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and beautiful. Has 4 sections, one for each of his terms of presidency. Loved seeing FDR and Fala. There is also a memorial statue to Eleanore and other statues depicting some of his quotes. Would definitely recommend.

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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