“I heard there’s lots of waterfalls here” inquired one of the adults. “Yes there is, and it’s great if they’re running! This place seems to have a plumbing problem!’ replied the guide. This memorial to our president who took us from the Great Depression through World War Two is large in scope. The memorial is divided up into four rooms, each room representing one term of his presidency. A fifth room, called the Prologue, was added in after the memorial was completed. FDR was the only president to serve four consecutive terms. It’s because of him that we have the Twenty-second Amendment to limit the presidency to two consecutive terms. Each room has different waterfalls, statues, quotes to represent what was occurring during that term of the presidency.

As you attempt to take your first photograph, the screen of your tablet changes:

Find these 15 items of interest within the FDR Memorial:

Prologue Room (0)

  • FDR in a visible wheelchair

First Term Room (1)

  • American Eagle
  • A single waterfall just falling representing the Stock Market Crash

Second Term Room (2)

  • A man listening to a radio during FDR’s fireside chats
  • A multi-tiered waterfall representing the Tennessee Valley Authority, one of the agencies created during the New Deal
  • The quote “We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all our citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.“
  • A breadline of unemployed workers during the Great Depression
  • A farmer and his wife outside their farm during the Dust Bowl

Third Term Room (3)

  • Shattered blocks symbolizing the explosion of World War 2
  • The quote: “We have faith that future generations will know here, in the middle of the twentieth century, there came a time when men of good will found a way to unite, and produce, and fight to destroy the forces of ignorance, and intolerance, and slavery, and war.“
  • FDR seated under a raincoat and his dog Fala.

Fourth Term Room (4)

  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Roosevelt’s Funeral Procession
  • Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms
  • Waterfalls bursting through multiple locations of a crumbling wall representing the power of the United States

Click on the link to see the items of interest on a separate tab or to print LINK#1(opens in a new tab).

These 15 items appear in a particular order. Note that this Gif keeps repeating.

Note the order of the images as they appear in the gif. Each image is assigned a digit value depending on which room they appear.
If the image is from the Prologue room, the digit is 0.
If the image is from the First term room, the digit is 1.
If the image is from the Second term room, the digit is 2.
If the image is from the Third term room, the digit is 3.
If the image is from the Fourth term room, the digit is 4.
For example, if the image is the eagle, the digit will be 1 (from the First Term).
The final answer will be 15 digits long, with all digits being either 0,1,2,3 or 4.
For example, 123401234234242

Instead of trying to figure out all the images immediately, concentrate on one position, and then get what’s next. For example, if the first image was the eagle, make a note of that, then when the images repeat, make a note of the next image after the eagle etc.

The first three images are the Breadline, FDR and Fala, and the Four Freedoms Quote, which means the first 3 digits are 234.

Escape Room: FDR Memorial