Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Monument / Landmark
900 Ohio Dr SW (at Basin Dr SW), Washington, D.C. 20024, United States
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    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
    • 8:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
    • 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
    • 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–Noon
    • 2:00 PM–5:00 PM
    • 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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    Rachel B.
    "Amazing water features, fauna, statues & quotes from FDR."(8 Tips)
    Ryan U.
    "amazing President and Founder of the March of Dimes."(8 Tips)
    Sean M.
    "Definitely the best memorial in DC."(4 Tips)
    Susan B.
    "Start at the water falls and work your way to the quiet pool."(3 Tips)
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  • Dimitar V.

    Every text and statue symbolizes a different aspect of the FDR legacy. If you want to truly experience DC and FDR, read before visiting.

    Dimitar Vouldjeff · 9 hours ago
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  • Mike D.

    The first memorial with a first lady and a first dog.

    Mike Davis · 1 week ago
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  • Katie W.

    Chat with the Rangers. They really know their stuff. Also, this is a great "hidden" site to impress your non-DC friends.

    Katie Willard · 1 week ago
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  • John W.

    FDR with his superhero cape

    John Wou · 2 weeks ago
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  • Eric L.

    Love the waterfalls!

    Eric Liu · 3 weeks ago
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  • Britt A.

    Pay homage to one of the best First Ladies we've had

    Britt Antony · May 30
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  • Shay

    Lots of quotes from Roosevelt. Take to read them al.

    Shay · April 8
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  • Stephen S.

    Be sure to stand at the end of "The Breadline" and have your picture taken.

    Stephen Schimpf · March 12
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  • Stephen S.

    Enter the memorial from the direction of the Lincoln Memorial so you will see each of the sections or "rooms" in chronological order.

    Stephen Schimpf · March 12
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  • Stephen S.

    FDR's beloved Scottish terrier, Fala, is the only presidential pet honored at a presidential memorial.

    Stephen Schimpf · March 12
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  • Stephen S.

    This controversial bronze statue of FDR in a wheelchair wasn't added to the memorial until 2001.

    Stephen Schimpf · March 12
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  • Jeremy W.

    Off the beaten path, but a great tribute to America's most ambitious President.

    Jeremy Wilcox · February 9
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  • Sergei M.

    Great man. Great memory.

    Sergei Mitrofanov · January 16
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  • Kenny D.

    Most of Roosevelt's quotes are even more relevant today

    Kenny D · December 7, 2014
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  • Ryan J.

    One of the more serene monuments.

    Ryan Jorgenson · November 6, 2014
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  • Kelly W.

    Amazing sculptures, waterfalls, and quotes!

    Kelly Wong · November 6, 2014
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  • Mike B.

    Stay off the rocks

    Mike Barker · October 4, 2014
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  • Shoaib T.

    Amazing place . Great learning and yes nice walk along yhe river peaceful

    Shoaib Tariq · August 21, 2014
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  • Andrea C.

    Beautiful in the early evening. Walk through and pet the dog.

    Andrea C · August 11, 2014
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  • Dirty B.

    Love all the water featured

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
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  • Bridget C.

    The symbolism is wonderful.

    Bridget Cabibi-Wilkin · July 18, 2014
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  • Maura K.

    Wait for the evening lights...

    Maura Kelly · April 14, 2014
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  • Emilie A.

    Rub his finger for good luck!!

    Emilie A. · March 21, 2014
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  • Trust for the National Mall

    We hope you enjoyed your visit to the FDR Memorial. Please join the Trust for the National Mall as we preserve this iconic park for future generations. Read more

    Trust for the National Mall · November 19, 2013
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  • Ashley S.

    My favorite memorial in all of DC. Tip: take lots of pictures! #mco435

    Ashley Shumway · November 17, 2013
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  • Alicia H.

    Children enjoying the monument.

    Alicia Hunt · August 29, 2013
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  • Steve A.

    Coolest of all the monuments.

    Steve A. · August 4, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Instead of clamoring around a large and looming monument, visitors are invited to explore four outdoor "rooms" that represent the four terms of his presidency from 1933 to 1945. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · June 27, 2013
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  • Rennie L.

    Sad to see how many visitors - wink, wink millennials - don't understand the monument depicting how impoverished we were, and decide to pose smiling with the statues of those in the food line.

    Rennie Leon · June 16, 2013
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  • Cheryl S.

    Worst president EVER! Just skip over this one. He is the reason our country is so in debt now. Let's all lean on the government!

    Cheryl Salway · May 23, 2013
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  • Hauoli P.

    I need to do this again at night. Impressive and creative design.

    Hauoli Paz · May 11, 2013
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  • David G.

    Love the statue if the dog (Fala)...

    David Gannalo · April 21, 2013
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  • Heather Z.

    Worth seeing!! Beautifully done

    Heather Z. · April 18, 2013
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  • Nancy L.

    Restrooms here at both ends of the Memorial.

    Nancy Luckhurst · April 14, 2013
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  • Jen F.

    To avoid the crowds, arrive late afternoon or early evening and remember to bring a camera.

    Jen F · April 13, 2013
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  • Jen F.

    Don't use the bathrooms, they are disgusting.

    Jen F · April 13, 2013
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  • nathan e.

    I share the same middle names as this guy

    nathan evnas · April 13, 2013
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  • Jonathan B.

    This is an under-appreciated gem of a monument, and kids love it because there are lots of fountains and rocks to climb on.

    Jonathan Betz · April 8, 2013
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  • Lindsey S.

    This is the most surprising, and all encompassing Memorial at The Mall. It's a little off the beaten path but it's worth the trip.

    Lindsey Smithson · April 7, 2013
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  • Danielle S.

    Great memorial to see at sunset! By far, my favorite memorial along with Lincoln.

    Danielle S. · March 28, 2013
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  • Samantha C.

    Take time through this one. FDR did so much for our country in incredibly trying times. This monument to him is very touching

    Samantha Castagna · March 27, 2013
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  • Alejandra I.

    Woooow!!! Read all tge phrases, nice thoughts

    Alejandra Irazoque · March 25, 2013
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  • The Telegraph

    Stroll round the water’s edge taking in the monuments and memorials. The FDR Memorial is a must-see. Alternatively, rent a paddleboat (tidalbasinpaddleboats.com) or do a Potomac River cruise.

    The Telegraph · March 12, 2013
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  • Jobs Not Cuts

    Stand w/ @BarackObama: Protect Medicare, Medicaid & Education. Support #JobsNotCuts Read more

    Jobs Not Cuts · January 20, 2013
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  • Connie H.

    One of the best memorials! Love this place!

    Connie Haro · January 11, 2013
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  • Serg P.

    Try to remember all his thoughts.

    Serg P · December 23, 2012
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Room Four “Seeds of Peace” (1944-1945). Statue pays tribute to the former first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. This work was the first public artwork to honor a First Lady. Full site history via<LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · October 10, 2012
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Room Three is “The War Years” (1940-44). Loud waterfalls symbolize turmoil of US entrance to WWII. FDR sculpture controversial for lap blanket considered to hide handicap. Full site history via<LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · October 10, 2012
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Room Two is reflection of FDR’s 2nd term (1936-1940) titled “Social Policy.” Features 3 sculptures by George Segal (known for Gay Liberation work in NYC Christopher Park). Full site history via<LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · October 10, 2012
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Room One is titled “The Early Years” and focuses on Roosevelt’s first term from 1932-1936. Along south wall is 30' bas relief by Robert Graham titled The First Inaugural. Full site history via<LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · October 10, 2012
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