The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is a presidential memorial dedicated to the memory of U.S. president, the First Lady, Fala and to the era of the Great Depression and World War II. For the memorial’s designer, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, the memorial site represents the capstone of a distinguished career, partly because the landscape architect had fond memories of Roosevelt, and partly because of the sheer difficulty of the task.
The FDR Memorial is truly a hidden gem and is often overlooked by many visitors due to the design as a living memorial. The difficulties during multiple phases of construction prevented a more classical memorial like FDR’s neighbors. Many guests on these DC bus tours and our private DC tours are willing to experience the memorial over its 8 acres to share their memories of the era. People of all ages enjoy the FDR Memorial on tour in DC because it is so different from the other attractions around DC or are connected to the greatest generation of Americans.
For Washington DC guided tours, call Loba Tours, at 202-536-5737.