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FDR Memorial - A Visitors Guide


FDR Memorial - A Visitors Guide
Photo courtesy of the National Park Service
The FDR Memorial is one of Washington DC's top attractions and honors Franklin D. Roosevelt for leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War II. This impressive park-like memorial is spread over 7.5 acres and features four outdoor gallery rooms depicting the 12 years of FDR’s presidency.
FDR was the only president to be elected four times. The memorial includes ten bronze sculptures of President Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt featuring waterfalls and giant stones engraved with famous quotations relating to issues from the Great Depression to World War II, such as “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” FDR was the only president to ever have a handicap. He suffered from polio and sat in a wheelchair. The FDR memorial is the first monument designed to be wheelchair accessible. See pictures of the FDR Memorial


1850 West Basin Dr. SW
Washington, DC
(202) 376-6704
See a map of the Tidal Basin

The closest Metro Station is Smithsonian.

FDR Memorial Hours:

Open 24 hours
Rangers on duty daily 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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