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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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Address: 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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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.

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This was kind of a surprise for my family. We wandered upon it when walking form the Jefferson Memorial to the Martin Luther King Memorial. We were so glad we did! It was very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was kind of a surprise for my family. We wandered upon it when walking form the Jefferson Memorial to the Martin Luther King Memorial. We were so glad we did! It was very moving. It has four time periods of his life. It has waterfalls, sculptures, gardens and quotes. It's a beautiful walk. Be careful not to miss it... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We toured the FDR memorial with the DC Trails twilight tour. I believe without a tour guide I would not have fully understood all the symbology of this memorial. Because of it I came home to learn more about FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. They are American heroes.

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Saucier, Mississippi
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice and very well layer out. Teenagers also enjoyed the walk through and were even familiar with some of the quotes on the walls.... I guess they do pay attention in school. Easily accessible between other more notable monuments.

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Corydon, Indiana
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wasn't aware this memorial was there and i have to say, it was one of the most touching. Everywhere you look are quotes from FDR regarding the american people. The only president to have served 3 terms, he saw some of the worst times in history. I highly recommend this memorial. It's peaceful, lovely, shaded and near the waters... More 

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This memorial encompasses the 4 terms he was elected to serve. I love the Eleanor statue. All of the sculptures and phases he should be remembered for are there. Our granddaughters found it awesome. Don't miss this one.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour was in the evening… FDR's area was very large ....a very nice area to walk through it. But in the evening and with rain ... (for me) it was very hard to see many areas of the property..not illuminated correctly.. I really feel like I missed out on 75% of this memorial… Because of the darkness

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My emotions flooded with tears of gratitude for this incredible man and his legacy for not just the USA, but for the world. My parents were children during the depression and part of the workforce during WWII: mother was a chemist developing fuel additives while father was designing 1500hp Pratt and Whitney engines. They were inspired by FDR when they... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While some of the monuments are huge this one is a series of walls with writing on them. They cover his four terms as president. It's nice but not spectacular. He was such an important President.

Thank LostALot22
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Along the path around the Tidal Basin, this Memorial can be found in between the MLK Jr and Jefferson Memorials. The area is especially pretty in March while the Cherry Blossoms are in bloom. Although a modest tribute, the space is lovely with several waterfalls. It is also very photo friendly. Restrooms are available as well. Stop to admire and... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful and well done Memorial to one of America's great Presidents. A peaceful, relaxing place, that is somewhat in contrast to the state of the US during FDRs presidency... a depression & a world war, lead by a man who was less that healthy.

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