7 Must-See National Historic Landmarks in Washington, D.C.

6: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Ken Chan

FDR’s memorial is over seven acres total and encompasses four sections, each depicting his four terms as president of the United States. Contained in each section are various sculptures that tell his life as president, as well as the climactic history surrounding it. This memorial is also handicap accessible for the deaf, blind, and wheelchair-bound, in honor of Roosevelt’s own disability.

Address: 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242
Website: www.nps.gov

7: Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Jiuguang Wang

One of the founding fathers of our country, we have chosen the Thomas Jefferson Memorial to showcase all of his contributions and trials as president. The author of America’s Declaration of Independence, member of the Continental Congress, and governor of the newly independent Commonwealth of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson finally served as the third President from 1801 to 1809, after being George Washington’s Vice President. He went on to become of the most influential presidents of early America.

Address: 701 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242
Website: www.nps.gov

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