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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  • This was very interesting and several different things to see at one time. Lots of walking and very little parking. Water features and several photo ops 
  • I have been to DC many times and had never been to this Memorial - now I will always return to this one. It was so moving and had so much history within it.. This is a must see. 
  • short pretty walk from MLK memorial; sprawling, interesting; my husband and son stumbled upon it walking around the Tidal Basin 
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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.