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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
800 337 8474
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Hyde Park
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Cape May, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

If you are a history buff you must go, if you are a FDR fan you will be sorry if you don't go. Great time of year to go not crowed. Check schedule for tours before you go. Ranger was a fountain of knowledge. Only 4 of us in our group so it was like a personal tour. Interesting to... More

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COLLEGEVILLE
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I like history, and this home is full of it. It's not very large and therefore the tour is limited in the number of people who can go, so allow plenty of time in case you don't get on the tour right away. In the meantime, the museum is really great, too.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very close to Rhinebeck, NY and a mile away from Frederick Vanderbilt estate. The house is not too big but a must see for anyone with interest in American history. The presidential library is right next door. The property can be seen in about 3 hours.

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Perryville, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

There is a lot to see between the house, the grounds, and the museum. You can plan to spend a few hours between them. Everything was very well maintained, and you can expect to learn a lot.

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Gardner, Massachusetts, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I learned so much about FDR. We don’t learn much in our history classes. This was a great tour. Both the library and the house. I would suggest it to anyone that would like to learn more about how our country was made

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Zhuhai, China
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70 reviews 70 reviews
66 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

FDR's home is one of the best presidential museums in America. It is filled with memorabilia from his early life until his presidency and death. A lot of background information is included so visitors get a full understanding of the man and the condition of the country during his life, not just hi presidency.

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Draper, Utah
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129 reviews 129 reviews
52 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I have been here three time over the past 20 years. It has changed and gotten better. The tour is more detailed. I may go back again this summer with my grandson.

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed this tour so much. A National Parks officer gave the tour and he was so informative and told us some inside stories. We spent most of the day between here and the museum. Learned so much about FDR and ER. A must see!

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Prescott, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The home of the 32nd president is just as it was when he was last there. Interesting to see how they lived, rooms where WWII giants like Churchill stayed, where FDR lived and worked, their separate bedrooms with his mother in between them, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited, etc. Grounds are also well maintained including the Rosé... More

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Hyde Park, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Its the real thing, not like in the movie. Excellent tour given by the NPS . Hiking trail on the estate.

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