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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Part of the National Mall and National Park Service, this 7.5-acre park dedicated to America’s 32nd president features a series of four outdoor artworks depicting the Great Depression and FDR’s 12 pivotal years in office. Scenes include one of the leader’s “fireside chats” via radio, and waiting for food in a bread line.

The most famous feature of this 1997 memorial is a large-scale bronze sculpture of Roosevelt and his beloved terrier, Fala. The artwork is controversial because it depicts the president, who was wheelchair-bound in real life, sitting in a chair that is almost entirely draped by a cloak.

Park rangers are on site every day to offer interpretive tours between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. Visitor parking is available for free along Ohio Drive south of the Lincoln Memorial, or just south of the Jefferson Memorial in Lots A, B and C. No Metrorail stations are entirely adjacent to the Memorial, but the Farragut North, Metro Center, Farragut West, McPherson Square, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, L’Enfant Plaza and Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter stations are all within several blocks’ walking distance.

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Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 88 Reviews

Explore Washington DC’s Arlington National Cemetery and most famous memorials on this 6-hour coach and walking tour. Your licensed tour guide hops off at each ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.99

Viator Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour in Washington DC

Experience the beauty of Washington DC in its spring glory on this 2-hour bike tour created specifically for the famous National Cherry Blossom Festival. ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00

Washington DC Express Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

If you only have a short time in Washington DC, then this 2-hour sightseeing tour is for you. Traveling by van or minibus, see all of DC’s major landmarks ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.99

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Cruise

3 star rating: Worth doing 11 Reviews

See Washington DC like never before on a mesmerizing nighttime cruise along the Potomac River. Admire DC’s most famous monuments and landmarks including the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $26.00

The White House and National Mall Guided Tour in Washington DC

See the most important monuments and memorials in Washington DC on a 6-hour tour with a professional guide. Traveling by deluxe coach, stop at landmarks ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.14

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