Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington DC

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Dedicated both to the memory of FDR and the era he represents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial spans over 3 hectares (7 acres) and features a famous bronze statue of the 32nd U.S. president and his beloved dog, Fala. The memorial's four outdoor spaces trace the 12 years Roosevelt spent in office with scenes of listeners tuning in to his fireside chats and unemployed workers standing in a long bread line. The memorial also includes a bronze statue of Eleanor Roosevelt, which is the only presidential memorial depicting a first lady. In consideration of Roosevelt's disability, the memorial's designers created a site easily accessible to those suffering from physical impairments. Take an interpretative tour of the memorial, available all day. With our international travel planner, Washington DC attractions like Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I did not realize he was a four time elected president. I thought this was well done. Good combo of art and information.  more »
  • Learn a little about the life of this former President American worth ... be in Washington DC is actually a cultural immersion to a small part of the history of the United States. The monument has free entry.
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  • It is a small park on the banks of the Tidal Lake, on a small peninsula between the Potomac River and DC. Its architecture includes a set of statues, framed in geometric formations that make up the walls and paths by which you can stroll. A nice and quiet place that worth knowing and from which may be some monuments of the Mall and on the other side the monument to Thomas Jefferson. We liked it very much.
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  • This memorial has many inspirational quotes I wish our president would take the time to read them and think about them. The monument has four different sections each one is dedicated to a term in office. It is a nice area to walk through during the Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • FDR is one of America's most well known President and this memorial is a very nice tribute to him. This memorial is easily accessible and definitely worth stopping and seeing if you are on the national mall. Parking can be tough I suggest using the D.C. hopper bus system which will pick you up and drop you off within a short walking distance.
  • It is one of my favorite spots for reflection in the city. A beautiful monument that speaks louder than words. Moving and inspiring.
  • I absolutely love to see and feel the reason that I signed up to defend this great nation with my life, in memorial. We truly stand on the shoulders of giants.
  • A sobering memorial for sure. It’s split up between FDR’s four terms and resolves with the ruin that war brings. It’s a great vantage point for seeing the flowers bloom in March and it’s also a beautiful point on the tidal basin.
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