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Washington D.C.


District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)

Theodore Roosevelt Island

Theodore Roosevelt was a man with vision. He considered the future before making decisions and his legacies still influence us. Perhaps his greatest legacy was in conservation. This wooded island is a fitting memorial to the outdoorsman, naturalist, and visionary who was our 26th President.

After Roosevelt's death on January 6, 1919, citizens wanted to establish a memorial in his honor. The 91 acre wooded island,situated in the Potomac River seemed the perfect place. The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association purchased the island in 1932. Congress approved funds in 1960 and the memorial was dedicated on October 27, 1967. The centerpiece is a large bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt ,designed by Paul Manship.

One of Theodore Roosevelt’s greatest legacies was his dedication to conservation. Today, this island stands as a fitting memorial to the outdoorsman, naturalist, and visionary who was our 26th President.

Theodore Roosevelt Island is just one site of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy a quiet moment or explore more of this nation's history by visiting other Parkway sites.

Address:

George Washinghton Memorial Pkwy
Phone: 703- 289-2500

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