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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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Hudson Valley, NY
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We have been to many Presidential Libraries/Museums and can't believe we never were here. The free tour of the FDR Home is terrific. Our Tour Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about her work and of the Museum and FDR Home. I wish I could recall her name. Anyway, the Museum has numerous short videos on the life and times... More

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South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A National Historic site living up to its reputation. The tour of Springwood, which is the beloved home of FDR, is like dropping in for a visit with the family. The house remains almost completely intact with all the furniture and family mementos from FDRs time there. Don't miss the Presidential Library, it is well worth the few extra dollars... More

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Rochester, Michigan
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Both Eleanor, Franklin, and Fala (dog) are represented in the library. It is a short walk from the ticket/gift shop building to the library on paved sidewalks. Very well arranged and LOTS to see and read.

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Dayton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Combine this with a visit to Springwood, the family home, and you will not be disappointed. We reserved ahead of time, and due to the season had a great guide and lots of time to enjoy this hold-over from the gilded-age. Be sure to look at the detail in the house and gardens. Don't forget to use your National Park... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent venue with so much to offer. I would come back to allow more opportunity to view things in the library/museum that I missed. I was on the property for 3 hrs. and just not enough time to do it justice. The grounds are beautiful, and the tour of his home was very helpful and fun. The... More

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Miami, Florida, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

As we walked through a Timeline of FDR's presidency we entered what appeared to be a building site. The information was presented in such a way so that the visitor could choose between an overview, or as much detail as they could want for. We did the FDR Home Tour before the museum and benefitted from the guides detailed knowledge... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great time at FDR Library and Museum. Reserve tickets ahead for the tour of FDR's home. Tickets are good for 2 days. Believe me, wish we had two days to spend there!

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Alachua
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This came up in a book of must visit places nearby. We brought our 9 year old daughter hoping she wouldn't be bored. To the contrary, she loved it! There were lots of original documents from the time of his presidency from his personal collection. The library tour also included a tour of his home which he donated to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A truly enjoyable and educational experience. I learned a great deal, and plan to learn a great deal more because of this trip.

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Washington DC
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The exterior design of the building (by FDR) is wonderful. The exhibits are extensive and well conceived and reasonably balanced politically. If you are politically conservative and well-versed in your history for the FDR period, you may find thing a bit boring and too detailed. Nonetheless, many interestingtid-bits, like Mrs. Roosevelt's WWII uniform display which makes it clear how tall... More

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