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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
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In 1955 Congress authorized a commission to oversee the construction of a memorial to Roosevelt. The present site in West Potomac Park was set aside in 1959. After years of rejecting design submissions, the Commission of Fine Arts approved a design by Lawrence Halprin in 1978. In the 1980s Congress authorized construction and partial funding. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in September 1991, followed by a fund-raising drive to raise an additional $10 million from private sources for construction, which began in the fall of 1994. The memorial opened to the public in May 1997.
- Phone : 2024266841
- Website : http://www.nps.gov/fdrm
Opening hours :
- Open year-round 24 hours daily. Interpretive ranger station open 8am-11:45pm daily; closed Dec 25. Guided tours (20min) available on request.