The bookstore is operated by Eastern National, a partner of the National Park Service that sells books and other educational materials and operates many other bookstores at national park sites throughout the country. Proceeds from sales support National Mall and Memorial Parks and other National Parks.
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial bookstore is located near the memorial entrance along West Basin Drive and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Did You Know?
The waterfalls throughout the memorial are there for several reasons. First, they are symbolic of FDR’s connection to and love of water (he was Assistant Secretary of the Navy during World War I). Second, they block out some of the noise from the airport located directly across the Potomac River.