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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
800-337-8474
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Libraries
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Historic site features the home and estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Springwood, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Macedon, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The library is nice. The house is a bit run down. The visitors center is nice but I think they could have made it smaller and used the money to improve maintenance of the house. Side note: The town of Hyde Park looks pretty run down. What a shame for a town that was once home to the Roosevelts and... More

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I was kinda skeptical about coming here because I didn't think I would be interested. I am happy to say it was well worth it. We started the tour before going on the guided tour of the house FDR grew up in and came back afterwards to finish it up. I thought the parts about WWI and WWII were absolutely... More

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New York City
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Many historians consider President Franklin D. Roosevelt to be ‘the most significant U.S. president of the 20th Century’ – both for his leadership in helping to end The Great Depression and for guiding the nation through most of WWII – until his sudden death in April, 1945. And New York’s Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is possibly one... More

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Atlanta, GA
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308 reviews 308 reviews
83 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This beautiful facility dates back to 1939, and is the only Presidential Library built during a President's term of office. The extensive exhibits and presentations are nicely displayed and very interesting. Of course, FDR was in office for over 12 years, so there is a lot to tell. A considerable part of the displays is oriented to Eleanor Roosevelt, a... More

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Copenhagen
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Informative, well-organized exhibition. You need at least 4 hours! In some spots a bit repetitive, but definitely worth the time.

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New York
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The museum has recently undergone a major overhaul. The exhibits were interactive, informative and authentic. Roosevelt's unprecedented twelve years in office during two major events of America's history along with his drive to preserve as much as possible for the people has yielded an outstanding documentation of the past.

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Fabulous displays- very informative; an in-depth look at a very complicated and interesting man and his Presidency!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The home was excellent and in great condition. We loved the redo of the Presidential Library and the great history during his term. As a student of politics and government, the facility is well worth visiting to help understand the times that they lived.

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Ballston Spa, New York
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159 reviews 159 reviews
72 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have to admit this is the first Presidential Library that I've visited. We went in to get our guided tour of the house and the ranger said the house is free on my Eagle Pass but the Library is $6 for Seniors. I really didn't see any reason to see a bunch of books on FDR or doing research... More

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Fresno, California
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20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I admit it, I'm a nerd. I've been to several presidential libraries, and while this is not the best one, it is certainly very good. The grounds are beautiful, and his home is painstakingly preserved. The staff is very knowledgeable, and the exhibits are informative.

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