Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington DC

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Dedicated both to the memory of FDR and the era he represents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial spans over 3 hectares (7 acres) and features a famous bronze statue of the 32nd U.S. president and his beloved dog, Fala. The memorial's four outdoor spaces trace the 12 years Roosevelt spent in office with scenes of listeners tuning in to his fireside chats and unemployed workers standing in a long bread line. The memorial also includes a bronze statue of Eleanor Roosevelt, which is the only presidential memorial depicting a first lady. In consideration of Roosevelt's disability, the memorial's designers created a site easily accessible to those suffering from physical impairments. Take an interpretative tour of the memorial, available all day. With our international travel planner, Washington DC attractions like Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is a must see for everyone - especially Americans. This memorial will remind you of what we all SHOULD stand for. It will make you think twice about what we take for granted - as individuals and....  more »
  • This site did a good job of highlighting FDR's presidency, with a different section for each term. There is a lot of walking involved.  more »
  • This is one of the best place I’ve had the privilege to visit, it marks a Social Story Of President Roosevelt’s four term carrier. During each of his Inauguration Speech, President Roosevelt delivered a breathtaking statement to mark his footsteps and his agenda. Just stunning.
  • Relevant quotes that fit today's world. Take your kiddos. Spend time with them talking about the history of this Presidency/First Lady. Even though they had a flood in the pump room (no water in the Memorial), they need to pay some attention to it. General maintenance.

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