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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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
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No.Springfield,VT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful way to experience the life and times of FDR. The outside and lobby of the library and museum is modern and very clean. I was totally engrossed with the set up of this library and museum as it featured all aspects of FDR's life from childhood throughout out his personal life with Eleanor as well as... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

As a teacher and college history major, I was impressed at the depth and breadth of the collections and information here. We spent most of the day, and could have stayed longer. The library/museum traces FDR's and Eleanor's lives from childhood to their respective deaths. Many one-of-a-kind artifacts are housed here, including the contents of Eleanor's wallet, FDR's car, and... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Having visited five Presidential Libraries, we would rate this one as one of the best. The displays are interactive and draw you into the historical period. This is more of an immersion experience, and we loved being able to view the photos, films and documents in the map room. There is just so much here that we spent more time... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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186 reviews 186 reviews
57 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

An informative blend of family and presidential life with interesting artifacts, including FDR's personal car that Ford created for him so he could drive without having to rely on his legs. The car, and many other fascinating objects are in the basement, so make sure you go there. Personal letters between FDR and Churchill are on display too. The museum... More

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Lancaster, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited the Library and Museum with our two children, 8 and 13, following the tour of the home. We were all enthralled with the museum. It is well laid out and presented. We really did not have enough time to see it all in the depth we would have liked. The tickets are good for two days, and it... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband, 14 year old son and I were so happy we visited the FDR home and library. Important part of history and we're so happy we took the tour.

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Danbury, CT
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116 reviews 116 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our tour of the Roosevelt home. We ran out of time to go to the Presidential Library and will have to return.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The collection of "all things FDR" is truly amazing. We could have spent hours more time there just stopping to slowly look at all of the artifacts that were on display. The numerous videos were very entertaining, and even though I'm in my 50's, I have to admit that I was ignorant about the many contributions that FDR initiated, and... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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205 reviews 205 reviews
35 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The cool thing about the FDR library and museum is that it preserved what was already here, as FDR set it up while he was still alive. So there's much that's authentic, not recreated. Also, the library just finished a $35 million renovation (sussing Federal funds), so things are in great shape. The style of exhibits was a bit bold... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My second time to the library and museum. It was completely remodeled in summer 2013 and is now a spectacular place to visit. The displays are interesting and interactive. Many videos and many pieces of historic memorabilia. It's a must-see in Hyde Park.

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