FDR Memorial Opening Hours

FDR Memorial Opening Hours

The FDR Memorial is open 24 hours a day to the public, 365 days a year.  In this sense, the FDR Memorial opening hours are the same as at those of every other memorial.

Fees at the FDR Memorial

There is never a fee to enter the FDR Memorial.

Restrooms at the FDR Memorial

There is a restroom behind the visitors center in front of the FDR Memorial.  There are also water fountains nearby..

Food Availability at the FDR Memorial

There is no food available for sale at the FDR Memorial.  The nearest food kiosks are located at the Jefferson Memorial or at the Lincoln Memorial.

Handicapped Facilities at the FDR Memorial

There are a few handicapped parking spaces on West Basin Drive near the FDR Memorial.  There are no steps of any kind to climb in order to access the Memorial.  Wheelchairs are available for free use at the visitors center, first come, first serve.

National Park Service Rangers Walking Tours

Rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 P.M. daily and to provide interpretive programs every hour on the hour from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Tours to the FDR Memorial

One of the best ways to see the Jefferson Memorial is to visit it as part of a tour of the monuments.  Nonpartisan Pedicab offers tours that take approximately 2-3 hours.  Many guests say that this is the highlight of their trip to Washington DC.

Parking at the FDR Memorial

Unless you have handicapped stickers, you have to park at some distance.  There is metered on street parking next to the Potomac River on Ohio Drive.

On-street parking on the National Mall is no longer free of charge.  Three hour parking is available at $2 per hour.  Parking meters only accept credit cards.

 

Cherry Blossoms at the FDR Memorial

The area around the FDR Memorial is one of the best areas to see the Cherry Blossoms when they are in full bloom in late March or early April.  At that time of year, this whole area is very crowded and parking may be a real problem.

More information

You can visit the National Park Service website for more information.  There is also a good website for the National Mall in general.