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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

Address: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone Number: 800 337 8474
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visit FDR's 1826 home that remains almost exactly as it was at the time of the president's death in...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Visit FDR's 1826 home that remains almost exactly as it was at the time of the president's death in 1945, including the stables, icehouses, a walking trail, and the graves of Franklin and Eleanor located in the Rose Garden.

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Los Angeles, California
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

On our last day in New York, we had plenty of time before we needed to head back to JFK, giving us the opportunity to visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, located only about half an hour by car from where we were staying in Fishkill. Tickets for a guided tour and entrance to the museum are... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We saw the sign for this on our way to NYC and decided to check it out since we recently watched The Roosevelts: An Intimate History on PBS. The visitor center is very nicely done. We recommend the tour of the house. It was interesting to see how FDR lived especially after being struck with polio. Also the relationship he... 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Twice before I had visited Hyde Park. The current trip was to show my wife and son around. I ordered the ticket online for $37.5. It was quiet, sunny, and crisp on Saturday, December 27. I parked my car right in front of the visitor center. On display was an Ice yacht given to FDR by his mom as a... More 

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N New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had not visited the lower Hudson valley before so we stayed overnight Enroute home just to see some sights of which this extremely informative tour was the highlight. The icing on the cake was the special exhibit of Ice Yachts including national champ FDR's HAWK

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Daytona Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Excellent knowledgeable guide- Would be better to visit in warmer weather but would not have missed.. Go early - 1st tour 9:30AM. Be sure to go to Presidential Library- could spend hours in there if a history buff. Very well done.

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

My boyfriend and I visited in December 2014. There was a 30 minute video in the Visitor's Center prior to the start of the tour. The video highlights FDR's presidency and Eleanor's impact as First Lady. Our tour guide Barbara was incredibly informative and passionate about the history of the home and FDR. I thought it was charming that the... More 

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

It was great to see where FDR lived. We went on Columbus Day weekend so it was very crowded but still worth a visit.

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

We were able to tour both 1st floor and 2nd floor. Park Service Interpreter was great and offered poignant commentary about how the family lived here. You''ll be surprised at how frugal FDR was. Recommend highly.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very nice tour of the grounds and buildings of FDR's home. The guides share a lot of details about everyday life that I had not previously known.

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