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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone Number: 800-337-8474
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Historic site features the home and estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt...
Historic site features the home and estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Springwood, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the only Presidential Library used by a sitting president. It was conceived and built under President Roosevelt's direction and opened to the public in 1941.The Library's mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life. Our work is carried out by four major areas: Archives, Museum, Education and Public Programs.
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This is an outstanding place to visit. You could spend a week or better there and be amazed at what you see and hear. One of the best Presidential sites - a must for History buffs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is an outstanding place to visit. You could spend a week or better there and be amazed at what you see and hear. One of the best Presidential sites - a must for History buffs.

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Morristown, NJ
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We have toured the FDR homestead several times but never been to the Library that you have to walk right by. So, looking to extend our experience with the house a little bit, we dropped in the library and as the English say, we were gob smacked! The oldest Presidential Library just finished a 3 year renovation (making it the... More 

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Naples, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

I visited Hyde Park several times growing up but it was not until I revisited as an adult with guests who'd never been there that I realized it was not just nostalgia that attracted me. I have visited six other Presidential museums and this one continues to hold a special place. The grounds, the volunteers, the history all come together... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went for an hour tour of the house, the ranger was very informative. The self-tour the library was included in our ticket. We had no idea that the library was that large - deceiving from the outside - which is why the tickets are valid for a visit the next day. All in all very interesting!!

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St. Louis, Missouri
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This library is a must-see for any history buff. The exhibits do a nice job capturing a larger than life man. Like most presidential libraries, there is some information provided about FDR's early life, but the main focus is (not surprisingly) the Great Depression and WWII. The exhibits are informative and thorough. Depending on your level of interest and desire... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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311 reviews 311 reviews
218 attraction reviews
460 helpful votes 460 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The museum was great. I just hadn't realized how much of import there was to see - 4 terms (ok, one partial) as president through the Great Depression and WWII, not to mention how he dealt with polio and the relationship with his equally interesting wife. There is a lot to see and read about - you could really spend... More 

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Stormville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Excellent museum to visit and understanding of Franklyn Roosevelt's presidency and life with Elenor. I'd recommend this visit to family and teachers.

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New Jersey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

What a great treasure of history. Did not know it was so close, but glad I paid a visit.Excellent addition to Val-Kill- the Eleanor Roosevelt Cottage located a few minutes away.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

historic, interesting, really great museum. there is so much to see in this museum- great descriptions of events, photos, videos, original objects, and interactive. Spent over 2 hours here and could have stayed longer.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

This was not as extensive as I would have thought. There were some excellent exhibits, including a special exhibit on Madeline Albright's pins, which frankly, was more interesting than the library's contents.

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