Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Planning Your Visit


Welcome to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial a unit of National Mall & Memorial Parks. Use the links above to find out more site specific information to properly plan your visit here. Click here to find out about all the various units of National Mall & Memorial Parks.


Operating Hours & Seasons

The public may visit the FDR Memorial 24 hours a day. However Rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm daily.

Fees & Reservations

The FDR Memorial has no fees or reservations associated with a visit. However for planned events dependent upon the activity and number of participants a permit may be required. See the permit section under Park Regulations and Safety for more information.


Getting There

Three major airports link Washington, D.C. with the rest of the country and the world. Ronald Reagan National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore-Washington Airport all have limo, cab, or Metro services available that will connect with the National Mall.

Interstate 395 provides access to the Mall from the south. Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway provide access from the North. Interstate 66, U.S. Route 50 and 29 provide access from the West. U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the East. There is limited handicapped parking at the Lincoln and FDR memorials; otherwise parking is extremely scarce in Washington, D.C.

Public Transportation
There are several metro train routes from the suburban areas surrounding the city.

General visitor parking is available along Ohio Drive between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Bus parking is primarily available along Ohio Drive near the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.

Parking & Public Transportation

Parking throughout the District of Columbia is restricted generally (see individual area signs for site specific closures/restrictions) from 12:00 to 6:00 am to facilitate cleaning and maintenance.

Washington DC is a very busy metropolitan area. Parking is at a premium throughout the entire city. It is highly recommended that you make use of the efficient public transit system (Metro rail and Metro Bus) as well as Tourmobile, the official interpretive visitor transportation service for the National Mall & Memorial Parks. Information and schedules for Metro can be found at Information and Schedules for Tourmobile may be found at Private paid parking garages and lots can be found downtown north of the National Mall. Free on street parking is generally restricted to two hours (ticketing/towing enforced). Limited free day long parking is available along Ohio Drive SW which is along the Potomac River south of the Lincoln Memorial or in Lots A, B & C south and west of the Jefferson Memorial.