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

The FDR Memorial does not stand out above the rest, nor does it seem to attract people its way. It is well worth the short walk over from the Lincoln Memorial (5-10 minutes). Seeing famous and unknown quotes that truly reflect the time period of...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed yesterday

Like many other momuments, I was taken away by the sheer size of the monument. I knew about FDR and Fala, but the other statues of FDR, Eleanor, and scenes of depression-era America, as well as carved quotes of his most famous speeches made this...More

Thank Gabrielle F
Reviewed 2 days ago

You could almost miss this memorial. Unlike the other great monuments, this does not tower above you. It's calm and peaceful with a background of running water. As a tribute to FDR, it's perfect.

Thank winchesterman
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is probably the largest memorial in DC. It is measured in acres. It also memorializes the fact that he was handicapped, and then flows through his years in office.

Thank Howard M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I could do without the rat dog, but still enjoyed this Memorial. Do not forget to pay respect by visiting Eleanor's Memorial. This memorial is somewhat inconspicuous relative to the Lincoln Memorial, but not hard to find.

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 3 days ago

So glad we took an afternoon to stroll, reflect and take in this wonderful monument. Such an impressive layout & design. The monument is located on a point around Potomac Park. The multiple rooms are comprised of beautiful metal work on columns and walls, amazing...More

1  Thank Daydreamer025
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a powerful memorial which I find very moving. It's sprawling and has wonderful sculpture and quotes chiseled in brown granite. The landscaping cascades from above and there are beautiful water features. Give yourself time to leisurely stroll through this one.

1  Thank Nels
Reviewed 3 days ago

This monument is spread out with sections from each of his 4 terms in office. Wonderful quotes that reflect on all Americans. Great statutes and some very hard realities, like war and the Great Depressions, were examined with courage. One of my favorites.

1  Thank sabelosimone
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide was very knowledgable and we learnt quite a bit on this short trip. The displays were interesting and informative.

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This monument was a real surprise. It is well set out with a number of features (sculptures, wall plaques and water features) that, appropriately, include acknowledgement of Eleanor Roosevelt. Crowding is avoided due to the layout but it appears less popular than other nearby monuments...More

1  Thank David C
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