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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in large part because of its elegant design, which includes waterfalls and sculptures.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tidal basin” (508 reviews)
“water features” (240 reviews)
“great depression” (154 reviews)
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1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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"tidal basin"
in 508 reviews
"water features"
in 240 reviews
"great depression"
in 154 reviews
"fdr's presidency"
in 102 reviews
"great president"
in 118 reviews
"his life"
in 91 reviews
"famous quotes"
in 51 reviews
"great man"
in 103 reviews
"fitting tribute"
in 67 reviews
"great tribute"
in 56 reviews
"my favorite"
in 87 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 75 reviews
"american history"
in 62 reviews
"night tour"
in 64 reviews
"national mall"
in 82 reviews
"waterfall"
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Reviewed today

We think this wonderful monument is best seen at night. There is something even more impressive about the water and stone under illumination. The many quotes are also highlighted by the lighting. The monument may not be on the beaten path, but it is not...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Wow!!!!! Our guides were incredible and this memorial is amazing night and day. But folks a word of wise to all of us - they can’t keep water features running since we the general public continue to throw/toss coins into the system after repeatedly being...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved that it was set up in four sections to represent his four terms. Eleanor is appropriately featured and his quotes are all through it to read and experience. The water features are lovely.

Thank Amy C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw this after the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. I LOVED this memorial. The quotes, honoring FDR's wife and my favorite part was Fala his Scottish Terrier was worth the walk over. I don't think this Memomrial gets enough press, the quotes in the stone and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Honestly, I went primarily to take a selfie with FDR's dog (I own a westie, so they look similar haha). But I was really surprised how inspired I was when I left this memorial. They did such a great job with the quotes, and the...More

Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you traverse through Tidal Basin you will definitely run to this memorial. It is very extensive memorial and definitely worth the time.

Thank Taurine330
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

FDR was a great President and his memorial is certainly fitting for the massive amount of influence he had on modern America. It’s in four chambers that represent each of his terms. Young kids have a bit of a hard time with it because a...More

Thank Jason R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have the chance to go on a tour with a ranger, take it! Very informative and makes the memorial come alive. The water features are spectacular and meaningful. Love that there is a statue of Eleanor.

Thank Marilyn S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The FDR Memorial is not that large, but there is a lot packed into the area. My grandchildren loved the little statue of Fala and were amazed that FDR was in a wheelchair while he was President..

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our first time at this memorial and we were very impressed. So much history. This should be a definite and is a nice walk around the tidal basin

Thank ganeen
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kjcs618
30 April 2018|
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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
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22 October 2017|
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Yes, there is metered parking on Ohio Drive SW, as you drive from Jefferson to Lincoln along Pontomac river. You can park there and walk to all the memorials, also including Lincoln, Korean and Vietnam, as there isn’t much... More
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