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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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FDR library and museum

This Presidential Library and Museum is extremely well done and worth visiting. It takes at least 2 to 3 hours to get through and appreciate. It is amazing that so much has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Granby, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This Presidential Library and Museum is extremely well done and worth visiting. It takes at least 2 to 3 hours to get through and appreciate. It is amazing that so much has been documented and saved from such a devastating time in our history. One has to admire the Roosevelts for how they handled the major issues and how they... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great visit. Very informative. Not just about FDR but about recent American history. Well worth a visit. Check out the Great Depression section.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum late in the day, sort of as an afterthought, and were too late to see the home. The museum is very well done and a wealth of information. The multimedia exhibits attracted the attention of both us and the kids, and I left knowing things i hadn't ever thought about before. It's a must do

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Princeton, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

They recommend 2 hours. We spent over 2 hours and only got through two terms! This is a well presented library with TONS of material. There were several videos, fascinating original documents. The only problem is that it is just overwhelming. We have to go back.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Well laid out museum with interesting exhibits. Especially liked the recreated kitchen and other rooms that allow visitors to imagine listening to Roosevelt's fireside chats. Saw an old couple visiting the museum sit in the kitchen while Rooselvelt was talking through the old radio. It looked so authentic cuz the couple blended right in.

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The home is small compared to the mansions of the tycoons. The garden where FDR and Eleanor are buried is nice. The museum is larger than it looks and is well-organized so that you can go through events chronologically. I learned a lot of history walking through it and looking at the exhibits. There are also trails down to near... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Presidential library and home, along with Val-Kil, make for a very interesting visit. The tour of Springwood varies considerably with the guide - some give much more detail than others. We've visited in November and August and high season in August resulted in a less satisfactory tour with fewer stories and details. However, this is an outstanding place to visit... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Not much to add to others. What can you say about FDR and his legacy. Nice Dutch field stone architecture. Leave lots of time for house and library.

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NYC, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to wait for your tour to start. We arrived at 10:45 and the next available tour was 12:30. In the meantime you can walk to the gravesite (a very simple white stone in Sara's rose garden,,, and Fala the dog is there too). And watch a 20 minute video in the auditorium in the main lobby. Our 12:30... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went there with low expectations and was very surprised. The house tour guide was very knowledgable and informative. The house was interesting as it has been preserved in the exact manner it was left in May of 1945. They have lots of exhibits in the museum. Plenty of things to see and lots of short films interspersed throughout the museum.... More 

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