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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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Amazing Presidential Museum and Library!

Hyde Park is an excellent location for a Presidential Museum and there is so much to do there. I only had about 4 hours to visit the Presidential Museum and needed much more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Hyde Park is an excellent location for a Presidential Museum and there is so much to do there. I only had about 4 hours to visit the Presidential Museum and needed much more time. Many of the displays are interactive and there are a variety of short films to watch that span the Great Depression through FDR's death. Definitely give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were in the area for West Point graduation. We had one afternoon open so I suggested Hyde Park as a place to tour. My brother later said he wasn't sure he would find this interesting uit told our mother he could have stayed longer. There is the library, (the very first one of the presidents) the home of FDR,... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Roosevelt estate at Hyde Park, NY this past May. It was great. Roosevelt Presidential Library, the family estate home. The house that the president built, Top Cottage and Mrs. Roosevelts home Valkill all available for touring. The area is also beautiful with many great eateries.

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Hillsborough, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully maintained home of FDR and his Presidential Library. Regularly scheduled tours by National Park Service rangers who are well versed in the history of the family, the estate and the times. The cafe in the visitors center is simple but has excellent food!

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Norton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I wasn't excited about visiting the home and library of Franklin Roosevelt. The home was ok but I had visited the Kennedy library and it was boring even though we loved John F Kennedy. The FDR home was beautiful and a fine visit. Century old furniture, great pictures, amazing stories supplied by the park service who do a wonderful job.... More 

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Pennsylvania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we got there late in the day and quickly realized we would have to plan a trip back. Fascinating museum. House is beautiful from the outside, inside is smaller than you'd think and kept very dark to preserve it. But museum is extremely well-done, a walk through his years as president.

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Trinity, Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Plan on seeing all the property and buildings (VC, home, museum, barn, grave site) on the grounds to get great insight about FDR. So much to take in about one of the most influential and important U S Presidents in history. The only president to work from his presidential library while in office. Fireside chats from that office! Great insight... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see. Do not rush through or you can miss some very interesting stops along the way. I would allow at least 2 hours.

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Tonawanda, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I went back to the Library and Museum last year for the first time since 1983. I have to say I liked the old museum better as far as documents go. I had to basically come across the original copy of what likely is FDR's most famous speech ever; the declaration of war on Japan, along with handwritten changes. In... More 

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The FDR Presidential Library and Museum is an amazing place! I have long been a fan of the Roosevelts and have read many books about them, but the museum brought them to life in ways that books cannot. My husband and I spent close to four hours in the museum and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. Not only will you learn... More 

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Address: Address: 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone Number: 800-337-8474
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hyde Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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