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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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My wife is not a big fan of purely historical sights, but this place was engaging enough to keep us here all day (including the house, the grounds, and Val-Kill). Roosevelt's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My wife is not a big fan of purely historical sights, but this place was engaging enough to keep us here all day (including the house, the grounds, and Val-Kill). Roosevelt's career was long and varied enough with challenges such as polio, the Depression, and WWII to provide interesting artifacts and documents around every corner. If time permits, visit the... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We took the tour of FDR's house and it was absolutely wonderful. A thrill to see the actual room where he was born. A separate building, called the "library" is not to be missed. It has exhibits, paints, his car and more!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best and most interesting historical sites I have visited in NY and even in the U.S. The museum is engaging and is informative. The grounds are beautiful and the facility is run well. I would definitely recommend those interested in history taking time to visit this site.

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent memorabilia on display including letters from every day ordinary Americans. There were a couple short videos which were quite informative. Glad I went! Makes me thankful the world had a Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I was meeting someone and had about an hour. This seemed a good choice for a stop. There are many beautiful gardens/plantings. Saw a tour group with NPS employee/guide. Burial site is available to be seen without any special ticket/tour. Plenty of places to bring a picnic lunch and see the river-scenic location. There was an introductory film and many... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Enjoyed reading and seeing the exhibits. The special room of gifts was great and the mini home movies were very informative.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you want to understand the crucial role Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt played in American and world history, this is the place to find out. We spent a solid day there, arriving at 9:30 and leaving at 5:30 pm. Because we had only one day to visit, we were determined to see as much as we could, That meant that... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Was definitely on my "bucket list" and did not disappoint! So many personal artifacts and so many documents were digitized so everyone could review them -- just wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is one of the must do tours that you should do if you are in the Catskills area. I enjoyed every minute of the history about president FDR. I highly recommend this place to visit.

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Mountain Park, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We easily spent half a day touring the museum and his home, Springwood. The house itself is simple and straightforward. NPS guides are more like chaperones once inside. You are left to view the rooms without narration, without explanation of specific furnishings for the most part. The museum, however, does an excellent job of explaining his life and times. Seventy... More 

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Additional Information about Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Address: 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone Number: 800-337-8474
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hyde Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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