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“Peaceful”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
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US$45.00*
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DC After Dark
Ranked #19 of 472 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in large part because of its elegant design, which includes waterfalls and sculptures.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a peaceful and thought-provoking exhibit. I especially like the wall with the quote saying, "I hate war." It's a pleasant stroll through the various rooms and water features. Get a guide or guidebook or you'll miss much of the symbolism.

Thank MamaAyinde
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While FDR isn’t my favorite president, I do love this memorial to him. The quotes etched into the walls are moving, it brought about a discussion with our 14 year old, who also enjoyed the monument. Only half of the water fountains were working when we were there, but the one that was working added to the feeling of the sight. It is definitely worth the time to stop and walk through this sight.

Thank dclmom34
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Franklin Roosevelt is one of favorite people in American history. Not only was he brilliant, but probably as tough as MacArthur. Through the intense pain of his disability, he inspired half of the world (Allied forces) to rid the whole world of the evil and wickedness of the Nazis. My favorite aspect of the memorial is the architectural representation of the people standing in the bread line during the Great Depression. The statues offer visitors the opportunity for a hands-on reflection of the monumental contributions (Great Depression and World War 2) of Franklin Roosevelt.

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

FDR is certainly worthy of a memorial and this memorial didn’t disappoint. It’s actually a walking path with various sculptures, quotes in stone, and a very nice waterfall.

Nice sculpture and mention of Eleanor, an very important American in her own right.

Gift shop left a lot to be desired with few FDR books and more general DC stuff.

The memorial is a few minute walk from the Jefferson Memorial but a 10-15 minute walk from nearest Metro Station.

Thank shasta2088
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful Memorials that we walked through but didn’t really know it was here. Southwest side of Tidal Basin and during Cherry Blossom time it is spectacular, go see!

Thank RWG19
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