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About Your Visit

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission was established by Congress in 1955. Its guidelines invited prospective designers to look to "the character and work of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to give us the theme of a memorial that will do him the honor he deserves and transmit his image to future generations." It was not until May 1997 that the memorial took its place in Washington, D.C., alongside other Presidential memorials. Designed by Lawrence Halprin, the memorial incorporates the work of prominent American artists Leonard Baskin, Neil Estern, Robert Graham, Thomas Hardy, and George Segal, as well as master stonecarver John Benson. 

FDR Memorial: A Bread Line
A Depression Breadline
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The memorial stands in West Potomac Park, between the Tidal Basin and the Potomac River. At the front entrance is an information area and a bookstore. Park rangers are available from 8 a.m. to midnight. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is part of the National Park System, one of more than 370 parks that are examples of our nation's natural and cultural heritage. The memorial is administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Address inquiries to: Superintendent, National Capital Parks-Central, 900 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC 20024-2000. Further information is available from the FDR Memorial Homepage at

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FDR & Falla FDR & Falla Fireside Chats Old Couple Receiving Social Security In the Wheelchair
FDR & Falla Eleanor Roosevelt Listening to a 
Fireside Chat
Recipients of
Social Security
In The Wheelchair

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