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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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We visited the FDR library and museum this past April and were very pleasantly surprised. There is a tour of his house as a well as admission to the library which is self guided... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Long Island, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We visited the FDR library and museum this past April and were very pleasantly surprised. There is a tour of his house as a well as admission to the library which is self guided. The latter is very interested and there are movies as well as interactive devices which teach all about the great depression, WWIL and the lives and... More 

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Holbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The museum is astounding. This is my third time at the library and the new exhibits have brought this presidential museum into the 21st century. A must see while in New York and if you are a history buff.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The museum is outstading. In depth explanation of FDR's progression from his inauguration through to his death. Not so much prior to his becoming president. Good explanation of factors contributing to depression, what FDR did to get country out of depression, war time years and a little bit about Eleaor's contributions. Food at cafe is good. Parking is easy. Good... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The home was interesting but what made it really good was the quality of the tour guide. If you are interested in FDR, you should go! We felt that two hours was ample to visit the site.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Like other presidential libraries and museums I have visited, the FDR site was well worth the couple of hours we spent on a self-guided tour. A must-see for history buffs and a reminder of the benefits that US citizens still enjoy because of this incredible man. He was the right person at the right time!

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Paris, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Allow yourself plenty of time to really explore the museum. House tour is very interesting and the tour guide (Dan) was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is an outstanding place to visit. You could spend a week or better there and be amazed at what you see and hear. One of the best Presidential sites - a must for History buffs.

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Morristown, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have toured the FDR homestead several times but never been to the Library that you have to walk right by. So, looking to extend our experience with the house a little bit, we dropped in the library and as the English say, we were gob smacked! The oldest Presidential Library just finished a 3 year renovation (making it the... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I visited Hyde Park several times growing up but it was not until I revisited as an adult with guests who'd never been there that I realized it was not just nostalgia that attracted me. I have visited six other Presidential museums and this one continues to hold a special place. The grounds, the volunteers, the history all come together... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went for an hour tour of the house, the ranger was very informative. The self-tour the library was included in our ticket. We had no idea that the library was that large - deceiving from the outside - which is why the tickets are valid for a visit the next day. All in all very interesting!!

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