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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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 2 weeks ago

This may sound silly, but as a child of the 80s, one of my first memories of FDR came from the movie, "Annie." I know, strange, but growing up, I learned about his 12 years in office, the Works Project Administration (WPA), and his role...More

Thank RoadlessWandering
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit but I don't think it's in the same ballpark as others on the tour. Nevertheless, would be pretty impressive in any other country.

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This memorial is so well thought out and planned. You can actually follow FDR's career, highs and lows and the pulse of America at the time. One of the best in DC, not to be missed.

Thank Hakol B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the bus tours, this memorial is pointed out and is often not seen so this was a welcome surprise. Larger than you think and it's appreciated to see the impact FDR made for this country. Tucked away, but seek it out and walk the...More

Thank itsmebmmc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expansive space that told the story of FDR very well and the waterfalls make it beautiful and help to drown out the sounds of the airplanes overhead.

Thank Marianne Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When people talk about the memorials in Washington DC it is a shame they don't speak about the FDR one more. It was wonderful! Love how it is spread out with several statues, quotes & parts of history. We chose to come to this in...More

Thank JessPem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This memorial along with the Lincoln and World War II memorial were my favorites on our recent trip to DC. The atmosphere around the FDR memorial is very serene and park like. It's simple and elegant and inspirational. A true must see.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with a tour, so I was provided lots of background information and an explanation of the symbolism of the many facets of this beautiful memorial. Without a guide, much of that would be lost. It was beautiful and thought provoking. Much of the...More

Thank karenwK6170LV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The remembrances of FDR cover three large outdoor areas that progress through his administrations. They provide a very pleasant and informative experience. Visiting at night shows the special effects that lighting can have on the memorials relief features. It is a safe and peaceful place...More

Thank MB M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the base of the tidal basin, this place includes fountains, memorial walls, excellent scenes of people from that era and is a perfect tribute to Franklin & his wife. The is not a spot that will disappoint you. Ample parking in the evening...More

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