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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 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When walking around the Memorial a sense of peace is felt. Being away from traffic, surrounded with the lake and trees, totally worth the walk. The monument shows the 3 terms of Roosevelts presidency with quotes and statues.

Thank Amber v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked around the lake to view the Memorials and it was lovely. Just to be able to take your own time and view so much of America's history. A great way to see so much.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Powerful memorial that needs to be better maintained. Some fountains no longer work, which is a shame. I looked forward to visiting for the third time but was disappointed with the non working parts.

Thank mrstmath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised how many areas comprised this Memorial - one for each of his four terms of office. It is well laid out and has some poignant statues and quotations. Would recommend a visit.

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

He certainly wasn't perfect but he was exactly what this country needed at that time and should be considered one of the best President's this country has had. Not a lot here but you can get a sense of who the man was from the...More

Thank rsqdvr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only president to have been elected to serve 4 terms in office. He presided over some of the most troubling times in our history; the great depression, WW2, etc. How he tackled these problems head on and personified the able leader people needed is...More

1  Thank jaymcg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By visiting this and the MLK memorial back to back, you cover some of the most important words every spoken in our time. FDR's memorial is spectacular for its design and size. This was a great, and relatively fast, way to introduce my kids to...More

Thank JEVTodd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this monument, it's very well done and nice to walk through. I would love to see it lit up at night as well.

Thank STL-moe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lesser known memorial than Lincoln but equally moving while also being a full walk through a lovely park. Go in the evening when there are fewer people and you have cover from the strong DC sun and heat in summer. Take your...More

Thank roma-washington
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