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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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It's well worth visiting!

While staying in Fishkill with my girlfriend and her family to attend a wedding, her mother handed me a brochure for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

While staying in Fishkill with my girlfriend and her family to attend a wedding, her mother handed me a brochure for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. I had no idea that his presidential library was located nearby! On our last day in New York, we had plenty of time before we needed to head back to JFK,... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I found the history of the library very extensive and interesting. The Presidential library was well organized and the facts about president Roosevelt were presented with a manner that kept the visitor engaged. The movie theater played movie about the history of the place and the tour guides guided us nicely around the library. Easy access to other historic places... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Take a full day and immerse yourself in the Roosevelts! The library is a must see of artifacts and information. The house is a step back in time. Beautifully preserved and wonderful to explore. The park rangers are very knowledgeable and give you plenty of time to check out each room in the house. The garden where the Roosevelts are... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My boyfriend and I decided to head to the area 'just because' and wanted to check out the FDR Library and Museum on a Sunday. We started out with the tour of his home which was so neat. We had a GREAT park ranger who was SO knowledgeable and answered all of our questions during the tour and stuck around... More 

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Anaheim, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were visiting Fishkill, NY and we were told that Hyde Park was about 1/2 hour away. Our flight at JFK wasn't until 6:00, so we decided to take a detour to see the home and library/ museum of FDR, the only President to have served 4 terms in office. There's different packages you can get, but you can only... More 

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were there on Christmas Eve.-- took the home tour and then toured the library. Very interesting and informative. Not for kids--not enough to keep their interest. Nothing very interactive. There were brief movies throughout the library which were interesting. If you read all the displays and watch all the movies you can spend 2-3 hours there. It was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Really cool speaker from the Hudson Valley Ice Yachting Association gave a presentation on FDR's participation in the sport of ice yachting. There were people reading every sign and watching each of the history videos; that was not us. We followed tips from other TripAdvisor peeps (thank you) and went right to the basement! The National Park Rangers at this... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We went during Christmas time so everything was holiday decorated, including the home of FDR as how they would have decorated it back in the day. There is a large mosaic tiled map on the floor of the compound in the visitors center where the tour starts. There are many different residences on the property, but the tour I focused... More 

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San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was just a name to me, not being American. I just read him in our history books but after experiencing the FDR museum and learning more about him, his struggles and how he changed the history of many because of his vision I now idolise the man.

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Newtown, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The museum of the Presidential Library was recently renovated. The museum layout takes you through the presidency of FDR. The displays are very informative and some were interactive. My favorites were the fireside chats - you can sit in a 1930s style kitchen and listen to one of FRD's radio addresses. I learned a lot! We arrived an hour before... More 

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