Cognitive / Learning Disabilities

Large groups visit the memorial every day, sometimes making the memorial feel loud and crowded. Areas are particularly crowded near the Prologue/Bookstore area. There are many quiet areas in and around the memorial, especially as you near the Tidal Basin. Explore a detailed description and audio tour of the memorial and Photos & Multimedia for pictures.

A bronze statue of a man sitting in a chair leaning toward a radio. The statue is under an aclove.
Fireside chats statue

Photo: NPS / Kelsey Graczyk

Tactile elements

  • There are many sculptures and engraved quotes throughout the memorial that visitors may touch.
  • The tactile elements on information panels display a miniature version of some statues and sculptures throughout the park: FDR and Fala, Tumbled Blocks, Room Four Fountain, The Funeral Cortege, and FDR wheelchair sculpture.

A large watercolor drawing of an ariel view of the monument is displayed on the wall. A timeline of FDR'S terms as President is displayed near the bottom of the painting. Below the timeline is a table with various tactile, audio, & braille exhibits.
Visitor center exhibits

Photo: NPS / Kelsey Graczyk


  • The memorial’s exhibit area offers various exhibits including tactile elements, assistive listening systems, and a real-life version of FDR’s wheelchair.
  • There are various items for sale in the bookstore including junior ranger books, magazines, books, etc. There is also a passport stamp station.

Last updated: April 23, 2024

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