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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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1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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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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Reviewed yesterday

The statute does not due him justice; the waterfalls are pretty and loud. Restrooms nearby, trees, bushes, cherry blossoms also.

Thank Joyce19561111
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Reviewed yesterday

The FDR Menorial is located off the Mall, south of the MLK Memorial along the tidal basin. I did not even know it was there until I took a closer look at the map before visiting the Jefferson memorial (a short walk from it). What...More

Thank Sara B
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Reviewed yesterday

A great place to walk with a lot of history. This memorial is huge, beautifully maintained and a must see for DC tourists.

Thank Jacqueline K
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Reviewed yesterday

Even though the water features weren't running this is still such an amazing memorial. The story it tells is fascinating and my kids learned a lot about President Roosevelt and his time serving as our President.

Thank Sheila T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting memorial nothing like what I was expecting , well worth a visit, nothing like the other ones on the Mall.

Thank Keith J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The memorial is within the "mall" area, just south, easily accessible. The walls are Granite, the layout, four open air rooms, with inscriptions of FDR most famous quotes... In addition water, in the form of cascades, waterfalls and pools are another outstanding feature.The statues are...More

Thank nancy s
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the FDR Memorial today on our 4 day WDC trip. From past photos we expected nice statues of FDR and his dog. We were amazed to see a series of his sayings etched in stone along with beautiful waterfalls and...More

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

i visited the FDR memorial on recommendation of a friend, and am SO glad that I did. This is not just a single building or statue, but an experiential site, where you slowly walk through the history of this great President and his time in...More

Thank Elizabeth D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly didn't even know this existed until I stumbled upon it while checking out the cheery blossoms. It is an easy walk and quite a large memorial that is worth checking out. I appreciated it because it had a bit more history embodied in...More

Thank aj192018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure that few visitors to DC known of this Memorial or venture upon it. It is too bad for this, as it is an interesting and fitting tribute to FDR and his wife. Lost to may American is the contribution that FDR made...More

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pzlund
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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