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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 yesterday 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 yesterday

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 2 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 3 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 4 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

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Reviewed 6 days 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
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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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