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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial: Tours & Tickets

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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.more
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1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my favorite monument when we visited 8 years ago, but the pumps were flooded, so there was no water running in any of the fountains, which made it seem a bit desolate and sad. I hope they get it repaired soon. I did...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Harder to get to and very disjointed - this memorial is actually a series of groupings intended to represent his 4 terms.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AAS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Organise a visit as part of the walking route of the monuments on the Mall. This was our second visit to Washington and we thought that there were a lot more tourists that previously, so you might want to visit early if you don't like...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maud180291
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though there water wasn't flowing for this monument. It was our second favorite monument. It was layed out in a cool time frame to go along with his presidency. Please make sure to make your way to this monument.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Firemedic26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very beautiful and well done memorial, with great statuary and important FDR quotes on the walls. The waterfalls are out of service, and the maintenance and upkeep is deplorable.....dead shrubs from lack of water, leaves everywhere, broken waterfalls, etc.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gatorgolfer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Franklin Roosevelt led out country through the Great Depression and World War II. It's about time they created a Memorial for this great president. Visit during the day and definately not at night when there is insufficient lighting to walk from one sculpture to the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank christopher s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well I did take a pic with the President responsible for SS but it was more than likely his wife, but thank you both FDR and wife.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MinisterGee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would not recommend seeing in the dark. Not very well lit at night. Kind of creepy around the monument. Probably would have had a better viewing during the day.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Teresa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a large memorial, that is meant to have flowing water features throughout, but it wasn’t working on our visit. If the water features were working, it would be a great memorial to look at and walk through. It’s quite far out the way of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our of the way and a large interactive memorial and unlike any others. Close walking distance to MLK memorial. Shame the fountains were not working and without a guide we would not had understood there meaning. Good to see but if short of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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J9608JTrobertf
6 April 2019|
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Response from J8703YMcharlesb | Reviewed this property |
Parking is very limited and a block or so away. We go to the memorial in the evening. There is plenty of parking and the memorial is awesome after dark.
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J9608JTrobertf
6 April 2019|
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Response from SabreSailor | Reviewed this property |
It's possible you could find parking around the Tidal Basin, but I would suggest you take an Uber from wherever you are and get there that way - DC parking is horrendous!
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