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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
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This memorial is very impressive in how it is designed m. It is made up with four vignettes of four famous periods of his life. We did not have enough time to properly enjoy each vignette. The quotes etched at the different stations are famous...More

Thank brendaandjoeh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In past visits, I somehow missed this one but found I really liked it. It’s quite big and the layout (one “area” for each of his 4 terms) really works. Definitely recommend this one!

Thank World1000Traveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Roosevelt Memorial is arranged in "rooms", though it is of course outdoors. The statues are remarkable, the fountain is an oasis. Being next to the Tidal Basin, every corner that you turn offers glimpses of water and cherry trees. You could spend a couple...More

Thank Marc N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Washington DC is a city of monuments and rightfully so given the amount of history here, but definitely do not miss this memorial. It's located right on the Tidal Basin and a bit out of the way from the National Mall, but it doesn't make...More

Thank BeSteel_My_Heart
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a much more comprehensive Monument that at first appearance. The design was very well conceived and executed.

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The choice of FDR's quotes and "human scale" sculptures made a much more lasting impression on me than the other, larger-than-life monuments - like the ones for Lincoln and Jefferson.

Thank DelAustin7020
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the circulator bus this is quite a bit out. Eleanor is here too she probably wore the trousers.

Thank Carnalbanagh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial spans four different times of FDR's presidency . Each section exquisitely depicts the history in visuals that are outstanding. You engage fully in the memorial at every level. This is my favorite as it tells history in a captivating manner

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told this place is new and it looks it, There is an area for each of his 4 terms. We only got to three. This is an outdoor display so if it rains, there is no place to keep dry.

Thank vlcnyc21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice memorial, worth the walk around the Tidal Basin, especially when weather is nice. Quiet, peaceful, lovely water features.

Thank VacaBird
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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