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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: (845) 486-7770
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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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We went here on our way back from Saugerties, NY and had a wonderful tour guide, Shannon. She was amazing! The house and grounds are great but I agree with another reviewer, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here on our way back from Saugerties, NY and had a wonderful tour guide, Shannon. She was amazing! The house and grounds are great but I agree with another reviewer, the library/museum is worth the trip! We didn't have enough time to really take advantage so we will be going back hopefully in the near future, really a... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spontaneously decided on Saturday in January to drive up to Hyde Park to tour the FDR home. So glad we also chose to stroll into the museum. We almost didn't, and what a mistake that would have been. There is so much to see and to read that you'll want to plan to spend at least an hour or... More 

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Paul S, General Manager at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The FDR Library and Museum strives to tell the complete story of the Roosevelt era. The issues Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt supported are as relevant today as they were 75 years ago. More 

Oakhurst, New Jersey
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of things to see and learn about the World War ll era. We came back a second day because 1 day wasn't enough.

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Paul S, General Manager at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, so glad you enjoyed your visit. Spread the word. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wish we had more time to go though FDR's Presidential Linrary. From the early days of the Great Depression to the gathering storm clouds of World War II, there is so much history to absorb. There are s few very short films scattered throughout, which are great if you're pressed for time as we were. FDR's extensive library is... More 

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Mt. Arlington, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Don't leave the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home without visiting this library! It's not really a library in the traditional sense of course, but more like a little museum of interesting facts and memorabilia. You can go through quickly or leisurely as this part of your visit does not involve a tour guide. So interesting, even the youngest visitors will enjoy... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

An excellent museum and grounds for the entire family. Don't forget to ask at the front desk for the Secret Service Scavenger Hunt for the children. At the end of the tour your child will receive their own badge for completing the booklet. My children were fascinated by the short video explaining FDR's presidency and life. The museum was beautiful... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Plan to spend some time here, The museum is a good review of US History during his terms as president. It includes many artifacts of the time. It is also important that it does not gloss over some of the more controversial periods in his personal and political life. It presents a balanced view of him, Elinor is also presented... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Must see for everyone who visits the home too. FDRs Ford car is displayed at the museum and I was stunned on how good it looks.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Very well organized museum and library about the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This is not a visit to be rushed as the exhibits are very thorough . You can follow his life from birth to death in this very well laid out museum. The quality and detail of the information is superb as are the helpful staff . I... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Recently, Scott Rector, National Park Ranger provided our group with great tours of FDR's home and Presidential Library/Museum, plus Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill. He personally led us on some tours and had his capable staff lead other tours. We learned a lot and are more knowledgeable of how this couple loved our country and led them through one of the most... More 

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