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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial was my favorite Memorial in all of Washington, D.C. It's large with lots of beauty. It was mostly quiet until the very last part which made it awesome to just stroll through and ponder the powerful FDR quotes carved into...More

Thank Garrett H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This monument is stretched out and has alot of water falls and rocky areas with water. Many monuments statues throughout. This area is all flat no issues with stroller and does have restrooms.

Thank DRLaskeyTrips
Reviewed 2 days ago

This memorial was very well done-walking you through each of FDR's terms in a beautiful and peaceful setting.

Thank KJB51862
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is my second time here, once when I was younger. This memorial is well done. Tons of great quotes by FDR written on the walls. Loved that the statue included his dog and that there was one or the first lady as well!

Thank Aaren T
Reviewed 3 days ago

The memorial is amazing and very well thought out. There are four major sections to the memorial that commemorate each of FDR's four terms in office. It is a must to see.

Thank KEITH10
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great memorial that covers so much ground. The inscriptions on the walls the different statues and friezes really made you think. Loved the statue of Eleanor Roosevelt and the one of FDR and his little dog, and I'm Scottish.

Thank Gaye N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Roosevelt's messages are captured around this excellent memorial. Well distributed to capture his legacy is also very accessible to anyone in wheelchair. It helps to visit with a guide to get the whole meaning of the memorial.

Thank Félix C
Reviewed 6 days ago

so tastefully done...it is magnificent as it treats each of FDR's 4 terms, separately and highlights its accomplishments...we were so lucky that he was POTUS back then

1  Thank hodomann
Reviewed 1 week ago

What makes this memorial so different from all the others are the waterfalls. Nighttime is ideal for visiting, as it's less crowded than the rest of the day, and the power -- the sound -- of the water is in full effect. It's lit just...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were several different walls and statues to see in this exhibit. Loved the sayings on the walls. So many wise sayings to think about. Loved the one of Eleanor also.

Thank Ron D
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