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. Using our world travel planner, Washington DC attractions like Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Both the monument and its surroundings of waterfalls and green spaces are beautiful to be visited, with nooks and crannies and full of phrases, is very interesting and rare nothing away, you can walk
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  • This is not a small memorial. It spans a pretty good size area and there are various FDR quotes to read. Spend about an hour here. We came on a Saturday when there were a lot of people biking, jogging...  more »
  • Unlike other memorials in the Park, such as Lincoln and Jefferson, this is more horizontal and spread over a large area. This is a sequence of rock walls with quotes and information about the public life of Roosevelt. The memorial is segmented by the stages of his career and of his presidential terms. It also contains some metal statues and fountains of water. Very interesting and instructive.
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  • The FDR memorial is my favorite DC memorial. Make sure to go when the fountains are still running, though it is still a beautiful place to be inspired by America's heroic past. The monument pays tribute to his legacy and is divided into 3 parts symbolizing his 3 terms as president. Each section highlights the work he did during each term to create jobs, help the poor, establish disability rights, and end a horrific war. The quotes are also inspiring to read. Elanor's monument is also a great reminder of the important contributions she made as the first US ambassador to the UN. ... It's also a great place to catch Pokemon...😁
  • This is not a regular memorial. It is a park like setting that continues down a path. You learn about our president and his wife. His accomplishments and his private struggles with health. Probably one of my favorite memorials in the city. The walk around the lake is enjoyable.
  • Great memorial and park for a stroll near the water. Great views and atmosphere. Also tons of pokemon go hunters. Fun for people watching!
  • This is one of the bigger memorials on the mall, with 4 segments dedicated to his 4 terms in office, the most of any US president. There are statues of him and his dog, and a lot of granite cubes decorate the memorial. When we went, the waterfalls were not turned on. There's a gift shop just at the end of the memorial.
  • Definitely come for a visit. This memorial is different in that it's not just a statue. There are inspirational quotes scattered about, and the environment around just invokes certain feelings in all visitors. It's somewhat peaceful (given the amount of tourists) and relaxing. A must-see for visitors.