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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 14 Attractions in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Historic site features the home and estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Springwood, and the Franklin...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator

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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

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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27 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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64 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We enjoyed everything we saw in the museum. The exhibits are very well done. If you enjoy history, you will love this museum.

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Queens, New York
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11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The museum exhibit was updated a couple years ago and it is Fabulous! Visually appealing, informative and interesting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This site is extremely well set out and we found it very interesting and educational. The tour guide was most informative and the whole setup was smoothly organised, given the numbers of tourists coming and going.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My dad and I spent no less than 4 hours meandering through the thoughtful and educational exhibits. The only reason we stopped was because we just couldn't take in any more information, though we both felt like we could come back and do it again. If you're not a history person, this might not be a great fit, but if... More 

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northern california
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

An absolute must when in the area. Our volunteer guide was wonderful, explaining everything and telling us about one of our greatest presidents. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the house is magnificent. Make sure you go downstairs in the museum and see FDR's model ship collection and the car that he had modified to drive with his hands instead... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The US National Park Service has hit the ball out of the park on visitor experience here. Wonderful 3 days spent there b/c we're deeply interested. Interpreters are well trained and are articulate. The lovely campus offers beautiful vistas and walking trails. Cafe is delish. Don't miss the basement in the library where FDR's car is displayed, as well as... More 

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