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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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“tidal basin” (508 reviews)
“water features” (240 reviews)
“great depression” (154 reviews)
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1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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"tidal basin"
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"water features"
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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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"famous quotes"
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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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"cherry blossoms"
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"american history"
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"night tour"
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Reviewed yesterday

The FDR Memorial is not that large, but there is a lot packed into the area. My grandchildren loved the little statue of Fala and were amazed that FDR was in a wheelchair while he was President..

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Reviewed yesterday

Our first time at this memorial and we were very impressed. So much history. This should be a definite and is a nice walk around the tidal basin

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Reviewed yesterday

We stumbled on to this Memorial and I am glad we did. It showed my girls how important he was to this great nation also.

Thank Vgrabon1
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Reviewed yesterday

It had been awhile since we saw FDR's Memorial and so glad we took it in again. It's really a great Memorial and also for Eleanor too!

Thank Sandra and Jeff S
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful monument to FDR, symbolically memorializing each term he served as president. We went in the evening and there were large crowds.

Thank SarahCarlson
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Reviewed yesterday

My family visited this memorial in the pouring rain and we became so engrossed in this touching memorial that we overlooked the rain. Allow your self 30-60 minutes at least to fully enjoy the statues, carved quotations and waterfalls that meander through FDR's Memorial. This...More

Thank Wendy W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have a degree in political science and I took an entire class on the Great Depression and FDRs response, and I had no idea this memorial existed! I took a twilight tour with Henry at DC Trails and he explained this entire memorial to...More

Thank Erin W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am an FDR fan so this was one of my favorites. I liked that it was laid out where you walked through his terms as President. It has plenty of quotes and was well thought out. Even a bonus statue of Eleanor.

Thank Stacy W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My first time at this one. I have read several FDR books and thought this was nicely done. Especially liked the extensive water features and the engraved words, including the Four Freedoms speech and a speech about war. Be prepared for hordes of school groups....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This monument is away from the crowds of the National Mall, situated in a shady grove and a great place to rest. The visitor center here was fully air conditioned and had a ginormous fan to help cool off visitors. Memorial has beautiful water features...More

Thank Denise R
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23 October 2017|
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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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