Theodore Roosevelt Island

Rossevelt Island is a national memorial located in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. and was the gift to the American people of the Theodore Roosevelt Association in memory of the 26th US President, Theodore Roosevelt. The site features a statue of Roosevelt in a memorial plaza

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The surrounding landscape of the island is maintained as a natural park. The island lies just north of Columbia Island and can be accessed by a bridge leading to a paved trail and bike path that connects Columbia Island to the banks of the Potomac facing D.C. from Virginia. On the eastern shore at about the halfway point of the island, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts can be seen through the trees.

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Congress authorized the memorial on May 21, 1932. Congress appropriated funds for the memorial in 1960 which was dedicated October 27, 1967. The memorial, designed by Eric Gugler, includes a 17 foot statue by sculptor Paul Manship. Also included are four large stone monoliths with some of Roosevelt's more famous quotations and two large fountains.

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