Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington DC

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Not my favorite memorial in DC but worth a visit. At night hard to see some of the inscriptions so take a flashlight. A long walk back to front. Set up in 4 distinct areas- I would walk thru middle to...  read more »
  • Among the trees and waterfalls, you can enjoy the magnificence of the monuments and the importance to the fallen
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  • This is also a must-do for tourists. A beautifully set out memorial with his more famous quotations chiselled into the stonework. 
  • Great memorial and park for a stroll near the water. Great views and atmosphere. Also tons of pokemon go hunters. Fun for people watching!
  • One of my favorite memorials in DC. Peaceful with lots of shaded areas and benches to sit at to escape the sun. The memorial is next to the tidal basin with great views of both the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. It is a great stop in the spring while experiencing the cherry blossoms, and spectacular to visit at night. It is also one of the hot spots to catch Pok√©mon in the city. Public restrooms onsite are available but are closed later in the evening.
  • Of all of the memorials in Washington, DC, I personally favor this one. The attention to detail, and design of the memorial not only presents what FDR stood for, but also what was happening in the world when he was our President. The memorial takes visitors through the four terms FDR had in office. Each term features a water structure that somehow symbolizes his time in office. Having visited this memorial when I was thirteen or so, I was surprisingly captured by this. Compared to the other memorials on the Mall, this memorial continues to bring back thought provoking memories, and I look forward to going back.
  • I was moved by the artists portrayal of FDR's presidency. Although his disability was not often on display in his public life, a sculpture of him in his wheelchair was added the memorial when the ADA passed. There are 4 rooms, one for each term. The quotes are touching. The use of water is interesting. Eleanore's statue is a good addition at the end.
  • Beautiful statuary, cascading waters, near the tidal basin and MLK Jr. Memorial. If you can't get the kids to appreciate it, it does have several pokestops and pokemon around (a lot of magikarps). Truly a great memorial taking you through each one of his terms.
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