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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

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Address: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone Number: 800 337 8474
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Visit FDR's 1826 home that remains almost exactly as it was at the time of...
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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Fun and informative packed day

The whole experience from house, property and library where all wonderful. The library is so full of information it's hard to read it all. Set up like a museum where you walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Hyde Park
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The whole experience from house, property and library where all wonderful. The library is so full of information it's hard to read it all. Set up like a museum where you walk through and watch videos and read and look at photos of different events and stories. Not good for young children, they'd be bored. The grounds are nice and... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very interesting to see how the FDR family lived with his mother, lots of stuff and simple yet elegant furnishings. Less ostentatious than I expected. Bedrooms are even austere.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is one of the great historical oddities. FDR, the most important President of the 20th Century, lived with his mother until her death during his third term. No wonder Eleanor was miserable (and you should see the bedroom she was given!). It really is a gem, with all of the furniture and stuff that was there after his death.... More 

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Bridgewater NJ USA
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383 reviews 383 reviews
160 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great one hour tour of the house. Focuses on the family life of FDR, minus the politics. Park rangers allow you access to two floors with lots of wonderful items left as iis after he died.You can also tour the horse stables and see the graves of FDR and ER. The rangers do a great job of telling personal stories.... More 

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Stow
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The FDR Home is set on a beautiful bend in the river at Hyde Park with acres and acres of gorgeous trees, shrubs and flowers. The home came alive for me because so many of the items included in the home are original to when Franklin & Eleanor lived there including his glasses, his wheelchair and even some clothes.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The park ranger who led our tour of the home was very knowledgeable and humorous. It's definitely worth taking the tour of the grounds and home to learn more about the history of the place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I visited FDR's home many times as a teenager but I never spent much if any time in the Library & Museum. Well I have to say that the Library and Museum is SPECTACULAR! We spent about 4 hours exploring and just barely scratched the surface! We clearly will have to plan additional trips to Hyde Park to further explore... More 

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Colorado
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281 reviews 281 reviews
75 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our guide was very well informed and made the tour interesting. The house had been in FDR's family and was donated to the park service shortly after his death so it stands pretty much as it did in his lifetime. Learned a lot about FDR.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I love to see how people lived in other eras and when those people are FDR and Eleanor it is icing on the cake. Beautiful home and other interesting buildings. Original furnishings and accessories makes you feel like they could walk through the halls at anytime.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Was fascinated by all of FDR's collections and the fact that their private quarters were really quite simply furnished. After seeing all the stairs in the house, I am amazed that FDR was able to get around there at all.

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