The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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One of our guest this week went to the FDR Memorial and told us how fantastic it was! She told us that it was an excellent memorial to the man, his life, and times, in a beautiful setting of waterfalls over natural rocks, especially during night time.

Here, a little bit more about the Memorial:

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is a presidential memorial dedicated to the memory of U.S. President Franklin Delano Rooseveltand to the era he represents. For the memorial’s designer, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, the memorial site represents the capstone of a Roosevelt presidency. The 7.5-acre site, the 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 memorial includes waterfalls and quiet pools amidst a meandering wall of reddish Dakota granite, where Roosevelt’s inspiring words are carved.

Tips:  It is the first memorial in Washington, DC purposely designed to be totally wheelchair accessible. Open daily except Christmas. Free.  Park Ranger in attendance 8 am – midnight

Jonathan, Innkeeper
American Guest House in Washington DC