Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

900 Ohio Dr SW (at Basin Dr SW), Washington, D.C. 20024
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  • "The best memorial in DC, different quotes and sculptures are all..." (2 tips)
  • "My favorite memorial in all of DC. Tip: take lots of pictures!..." (4 tips)
  • "... water features, fauna, statues & quotes from FDR." (8 tips)
  • HISTORY

    This tribute features outdoor galleries, statues and inscriptions meant to represent the 32nd U.S. president’s time in office, from 1933 to 1945.

    HISTORY · July 6, 2012
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  • JR R.

    Go to the FDR Memorial at night. The lights play with the statues and waters in a way that daylight just doesn't bring out. Read more

    JR R. · October 30, 2009
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  • Dora

    Kids say the best part of this memorial is the statue of three-foot high Fala, Roosevelt's Scotty dog, whom they're allowed to pet. Powered by ParentsConnect.com

    Dora · July 21, 2010
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  • Sean M.

    Definitely the best memorial in DC. Sculptures, waterfalls, evocative quotes... A fitting tribute to the man who brought this country out of the Great Depression.

    Sean M. · March 20, 2010
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  • Presidential Libraries

    Did you know Franklin Delano Roosevelt hosted a hot dog picnic at his private retreat in Hyde Park, New York for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth?

    Presidential Libraries · November 3, 2011
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  • Dustin P.

    The best memorial in DC, different quotes and sculptures are all around. Even on the steps! You could spend hours looking around this one monument.

    Dustin P. · October 21, 2009
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  • Jon S.

    I'm not sure why people are coming up and taking pic in the bread line with smiles on. It was not a happy time.

    Jon S. · September 16, 2011
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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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  • Ryan U.

    TeamTRI Tip: there are 2 FDR memorials in DC. The original is easy to miss...it's on the grounds of the Nat'l Archives. The other is this magnificent tribute. Find a park ranger and get the full scoop

    Ryan U. · January 22, 2011
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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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  • Alessandro B.

    President that got all of you social security!

    Alessandro B. · May 13, 2011
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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 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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  • Erik C.

    One of the greatest presidents of all set a benchmark for all the monument is fitting. Some cool different sculptures beautiful waterfall read the words and take a moment big photo op here

    Erik C. · July 21, 2012
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  • Chip D.

    Impressive and moving. Planners beautifully rendered this memorial.

    Chip D. · March 7, 2012
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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 L. · June 16, 2013
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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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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    After nearly 50 yrs in planning/construction & $48 million incurred, the 7.5 acre Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial was dedicated on May 2, 1997 by President Bill Clinton. Full site history via<LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · October 10, 2012
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  • Richard R.

    Make sure to start at Term 1 and work you way through the time line.

    Richard R. · May 12, 2012
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  • J R.

    Ask yourself if the current leaders of our country have the same love of our country's REAL core values as FDR once did.

    J R. · April 8, 2012
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  • Chris T.

    If you make it this far you are almost to Jefferson. You gotta see Jefferson, declaration of Independence writer?!!

    Chris T. · November 26, 2011
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  • Susan B.

    Start at the water falls and work your way to the quiet pool.

    Susan B. · November 1, 2011
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  • Amy K.

    More involved and evocative than most of the monuments. Take the full walk through

    Amy K. · October 11, 2011
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  • Benjamin B.

    Great narrative landscape architecture. Start from the west end to experience it correctly.

    Benjamin B. · May 12, 2011
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  • Emilie A.

    Rub his finger for good luck!!

    Emilie A. · March 21
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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 S. · April 7, 2013
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  • Bryan T.

    Come here for anti-American quotes!

    Bryan T. · August 3, 2012
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  • Summer H.

    "Hands down my favorite memorial in DC..the tidal basin is gorgeous in the summer." - Kim, COL' 12

    Summer H. · May 16, 2012
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  • Jared S.

    Be sure to read all his quotes. Very inspirational.

    Jared S. · October 5, 2011
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  • Chris S.

    This memorial is as much about today's world as it was FDRs. Why did we not learn this lesson?

    Chris S. · June 7, 2011
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  • Taylor L.

    My favorite of all the memorials!

    Taylor L. · August 12, 2010
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  • Maura K.

    Wait for the evening lights...

    Maura K. · 4 days ago
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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 S. · November 17, 2013
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  • Alicia H.

    Children enjoying the monument.

    Alicia H. · 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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  • 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 S. · May 23, 2013
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  • Hauoli P.

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

    Hauoli P. · May 11, 2013
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  • David G.

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

    David G. · 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 L. · 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 e. · 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 B. · April 8, 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 C. · March 27, 2013
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  • Alejandra I.

    Woooow!!! Read all tge phrases, nice thoughts

    Alejandra I. · 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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