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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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“water features” (234 reviews)
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1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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+1 202-426-6841
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"great depression"
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"fdr's presidency"
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"great president"
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"his life"
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"great man"
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"fitting tribute"
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"great tribute"
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"my favorite"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The memorial is within the "mall" area, just south, easily accessible. The walls are Granite, the layout, four open air rooms, with inscriptions of FDR most famous quotes... In addition water, in the form of cascades, waterfalls and pools are another outstanding feature.The statues are...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the FDR Memorial today on our 4 day WDC trip. From past photos we expected nice statues of FDR and his dog. We were amazed to see a series of his sayings etched in stone along with beautiful waterfalls and...More

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

i visited the FDR memorial on recommendation of a friend, and am SO glad that I did. This is not just a single building or statue, but an experiential site, where you slowly walk through the history of this great President and his time in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I honestly didn't even know this existed until I stumbled upon it while checking out the cheery blossoms. It is an easy walk and quite a large memorial that is worth checking out. I appreciated it because it had a bit more history embodied in...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am sure that few visitors to DC known of this Memorial or venture upon it. It is too bad for this, as it is an interesting and fitting tribute to FDR and his wife. Lost to may American is the contribution that FDR made...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This Memorial really hammers home how FDR was the best president the USA has ever had, by a LONG shot. Lots of quotes spread along the grounds, and life size statues, including one with him sitting in his wheel chair. I was profoundly inspired by...More

Thank Martin F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this memorial as chaperones with our son's school. It is a beautiful tribute to a great president. I would strongly suggest to visit this memorial during cherry blossom time.

Thank Wiebke P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to believe that for a man that didn't want a memorial any larger than his desk (hence the memorial in front of Archives building) that the US government tool several acres and devoted to the Roosevelt's. It's beautiful but amazed the area devoted...

Thank Hombre-15
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My 9 year old grandson LOVES FDR. He had a great time reading all the quotes and seeing the statue of the president with his dog. We all loved going when the cherry trees were in beautiful bloom.

Thank Janice B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely and modern. My favorite was the bronze statute of Eleanor depicting her most active later years. Perfect time to visit is spring.

Thank Reasonable50
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pzlund
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Yes, there is metered parking on Ohio Drive SW, as you drive from Jefferson to Lincoln along Pontomac river. You can park there and walk to all the memorials, also including Lincoln, Korean and Vietnam, as there isn’t much... More
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