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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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We had the best guide, Michael Twardy

FDR tour was great...thoroughly enjoyed this tour even though it was a steady rain and cold. Very informative with bits of humor too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Sun City Center, Florida
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Sun City Center, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

FDR tour was great...thoroughly enjoyed this tour even though it was a steady rain and cold. Very informative with bits of humor too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Being at FDR's home is an incredible experience. The tour was fantastic, the property is beautiful and the museum wonderful. Plan to spend the day there. And don't miss the gift shop - great items at great prices. (Val Kill was closed the day we went, but go enjoy the grounds for free. Beautiful.)

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Seattle, Washington
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Presidential Libraries are all a must see. But this one having been used by FDR was special. So much history, presented exceptionally well. The park rangers are a wealth of knowledge.

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Hampton, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Visiting the FDR library and museum was a powerful and moving experience. Here is an opportunity to see were much of the history of the 20th century took place. We toured FDR's home and Top Cottage, and Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Cottage over a two day span. The park rangers gave excellent tours, were very knowledgeable and eager to share their... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

After a $35 million investment this is an excellently produced exhibit and especially interesting to those who lived through the period of his presidency and WW 2.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Brief visit to museum was fascinating especially seeing all the gifts FDR had as president. House was one of many built along the Hudson as retreats although this was actually Roosevelt's boyhood home. You learn more about the man and his amazing abilities who overcame serious disability. Nothing spectacular to see but you can sense the presence of a great... More 

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Floral Park, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Everything about this historic stop is perfect: the tour of the home, the details of the library, the treasures of the gift shop, the amazing lite-fare restaurant, the grounds, the range tour guides. sublime historical experience.

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Holliston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We spent several hours in the Roosevelt home, with a ranger-led tour, and in the museum and library. We learned so much about the man, the presidency, our involvement in WW II, and about Eleanor. I particularly enjoyed the newsreels and recorded speeches and interviews with the President and First Lady. Lovely grounds; good gift shop. As it was Memorial... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Wow! What a moving experience... especially on Memorial Day weekend. I left there feeling like I got an incredible overview of the arc of the 20th century and am blown away by FDR's kindness, vision, and leadership. Highly recommend!!

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Stephentown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The tour consists of going through FDR's home, Springwood, and then going through the Presidential Library. The last time I visited the library was closed for renovations. After I visited about 2 weeks ago I realized why. They have completely updated it and made it state of the art. Touch screens to give you information about any subject, rooms that... More 

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