Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (FDR)



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This is one of the best monuments to view at night.

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Address:

900 Ohio Drive Southwest
Washington DC, DC 20024

Neighborhood:

National Mall

Contact:

tel: +1 202 426 6841
visit website

Hours:

Daily 24 hours, Rangers on staff daily 8a-11:45p

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

Located between the Lincoln and the Jefferson Memorials, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (FDR) is unlike any other memorial in DC. Commemorative both the life and the times of FDR, the memorial includes four areas, each designed to remind visitors of the key events during each of FDR's terms. Unlike the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials that are confined by buildings, this memorial spreads out over a large, uncovered area. The memorial makes generous use of water and unique lighting techniques to bring to life to each of the outdoor rooms. The original memorial included a statute of FDR in a wheelchair partially covered by a cloak. More recently, a group of disability advocates commissioned an additional statue of FDR, clearly in a wheelchair. This statue now stands at the entrance to the memorial.

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