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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed yesterday

Saw this at night on a bike tour and can't recommend a visit enough. It's an interesting memorial in its layout and conveys the gravity of FDR's accomplishments.

Thank velosteve1
Reviewed yesterday

This monument is one of the best. It truly to the story of FDR. The Design is excellent and there are plenty of benches to sit and reflect on what FDR did for this country. It was very moving.

Thank Straveler1007
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was such a nice memorial to visit. Our favorite one as it's has beautiful landscaping, quotes and statues. Very inspirational.

Thank airam626
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great little walk for the family. We were able to see a few other things we hadn't planned on seeing just because we walked right past everything. The kids loved this memorial (I think because of the dog) but were interested in...More

1  Thank Tiffany P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am not a history buff but our tour bus started here at the area. I thought the area and around the lake was full of great statutes

Thank paws0810
Reviewed 5 days ago

This outdoor walk through memorial is located in the SW area oft he Tidal Basin. Parking is at a minimum, so I suggest taking the DC circulator red line to get here. You can walk through the exhibit on your own or you can request...More

2  Thank egchora
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walk along the basin and you enter FDR's memorial amidst the trees and fountains. It tells a story as you progress among the rocks and sculptures. A "hidden gem" is cliche, but appropriate in this case. Thanks for noting if this was helpful because I...More

Thank HepAdvisor
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is sooo worth the walk around the water.. all the buses stop here, all the tours include it but its still not too busy and so worth the walk if you are not on the tours. The quotes recorded on the memorial are as...More

Thank Debsiebee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. We went back at night to see it with the lights on. Some lights were off and two falls were off. A little disappointed.

Thank MilesL44
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite memorials. The story of FDR and wife Eleanor was great and the various stations to depict all of his years in office did great justice to his tenure.

Thank MomNagel
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