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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What they are trying to do here could have been better done (and probably is) in a museum. It's not a memorial in my opinion. Yes it is well designed and built and it was a long presidency but give us one thing as a...More

Thank Lance H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this memorial. It's unique design is beautiful. And I love the quotes. Seems so appropriate right now.

Thank GirlFromDecatur
Reviewed 2 days ago

Looks great by day, even better by night. I recommend getting a bike share (24h pass or more, don't bike through the memorial) and going there while stopping by at Tial Basin.

Thank Arco123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The monument is split into large open rooms that highlights one aspect FDR achievements in each term he served as presisent. Unfortunately when we went, the waterfalls were not operational and there was no explanation to why that was the case. Nonetheless the monument is...More

Thank Ching C
Reviewed 2 days ago

fi you're in the area, do stop by and take a look, the work is very well executed and the simple nature of this piece is nice.

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 days ago

F.D.R. served as U.S. president from 1933 to his death in 1945. He is the only four term president of the U.S. He was the right man in the right place at the right time. He was abused and hated by many yet he was...More

1  Thank travellingman1352
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went at night and ended up walking through this memorial the wrong way (we entered at the end of the memorial and exited at the beginning) - so it did not have the same effect. I would recommend going during the day and taking...More

1  Thank Joni R
Reviewed 6 days ago

LOVED the FDR Memorial. It just seems so well thought out and everything has a purpose. Such a beautiful location too, right on the tidal basin with a nice view of the Jefferson Memorial. It's an easy walk to the Lincoln Memorial, MLK Memorial, and...More

1  Thank Ravenito
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very large memorial that reflects the long career of FDR. There are four waterfalls and quotes carved into the walls throughout. What an interesting man. There's also a feature on his wife, who stepped up marvellously when FDR's health deteriorated.

1  Thank Scott P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful waterfalls, peaceful walk with quotes to make you think. A beautiful tribute to FDR, and a much needed respite while walking through D.C. with the current administration who has pushed the public and gates even further from the White house. Loved the memorial, and...More

Thank Kendra H
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