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Washington D.C.

District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Sculpture by Seward Johnson on Chicago's Michigan Avenue
Sculpture by Seward Johnson on Chicago's Michigan Avenue

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is one of the most expansive memorials in the nation. This memorial depicts the 12 pivotal years of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency through a series of four outdoor gallery rooms.

The rooms feature ten bronze sculptures depicting President Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and events from the Great Depression and World War II. The park-like setting includes waterfalls and quiet pools amidst a meandering wall of reddish Dakota granite, where Roosevelt's inspiring words are carved. It is the first memorial in Washington, DC purposely designed to be totally wheelchair accessible.

Eleanor Roosevelt Statue,

The Eleanor Roosevelt Statue, located at the FDR Memorial, features a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt that recognizes her not for her role as First Lady, but for her service as the United States' Representative to the United Nations.
The dignity and eloquence of this statue pay tribute to a woman who worked for equality, civil rights, human rights and justice.


1850 West Basin Dr., SW
Washington DC 20024
1 Open daily except Christmas.
1Park Ranger in attendance 8 a.m. - midnight. Metro: Smithsonian.
1Admission: Free




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