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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

I didn't even know this place was here until I was dragged there by a class I was taking. It tells the evolution of FDRs fight for liberty and freedom.

Thank minn_traveler612
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is an oasis right off of the Tidal Basin, between the Jefferson Memorial and MLK Memorial. The memorial is on a sprawling site that is heavily treed and seems to create an escape from the hustle and bustle of the...More

Thank sjhokie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s setup more as a walkway with different statues/quotes throughout. It’s geared more to start near the MLK memorial and head towards the Jefferson memorial, but we wound up doing it the other way and that worked too!

Thank kendallj817
Reviewed 1 week ago

A large area has been set aside for the monument to FDR, with many "quotes", statues, and waterworks to highlight the area. Not a compact or as grand as Lincoln or Jefferson but equally well thought out to pay tribute to an important President (...More

Thank Lyle K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rather than a single monument or memorial, the FDR Memorial is actually a small park of winding stone walls which show and tell the story of his Presidency. This is a beautiful area with places to sit along the way. This is not a place...More

Thank wendy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another amazing tribute to one of America's great presidents. Very unique memorial, great way to spend an afternoon. Loved the dog!!

Thank Kazzaoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Monument is off the beaten path but it is definitely worth the longer walk to go see it. Some great education at this Monument. FDR was elected for four terms but he was only able to serve 3 full terms.

Thank Andrew r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This memorial is a bit off the beaten track of the Mall, but not to be missed. It's somewhat different than the others in size and scope... it tells the story of FDR's life in a series of outdoor "rooms". I found this memorial to...More

Thank jameskul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amust see. perfect for families. Great walk in a beautiful park and a walk down history path. Good lesson about civil,liberies and Freedom. A must see for children awareness

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far my far my favoritr memorial in DC. Such a story the way this is laid out and how Eleanor is also incorporated. A must see.

Thank Laura K
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23 October 2017|
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Response from g0team |
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