Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Located along the famous Cherry Tree Walk near the National Mall, this is a memorial not only to FDR, but to the era he represents. The memorial traces twelve years of American History through a sequence of four outdoor rooms-each one devoted to one of FDR's terms of office.  The first room introduces FDR's early presidency, when he launched the New deal in response to the Great Depression.  The second room recalls the despair and hope of the times--New Deal Programs are depicted in bronze panels.  The third room marks the U.S. entry into World War II.  The fourth room honors the life and legacy of FDR.  The rooms are not easily defined and the memorial is more accurately described as a long, meandering path, bordered by walls made of red South Dakota granite.  Along the way you’ll find sculptures inspired by photographs depicting the 32nd President.  At the very beginning of the memorial is a statue with FDR seated in a wheelchair much like the one he actually used.  This statue was added when the memorial was criticized for not depicting FDR accurately.


First Room Second Room 1930'S Breadline Second Room

Third Room

FDR and Fala


Fourth Room

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