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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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Excellent trove of history, facts & artifacts. Excellent addition to FDR library & Val-Kill - the Eleanor Roosevelt Cottage.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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New Jersey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent trove of history, facts & artifacts. Excellent addition to FDR library & Val-Kill - the Eleanor Roosevelt Cottage.

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Somerville
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The life and times are thoroughly presented here. The National Park Service employees and volunteers are knowledgeable, friendly and professional.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great learning experience for entire family. Beautiful area, small group tour of house, park like setting of grounds

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A nice visit through national and NY political history with one of our most famous presidents. It is a good historic visit.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

really fun to see, historic. The only thing was there wasn't a cap on tour size so a little time was spent with the guide/ranger and some time on our own.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

The "mansion" was more of a large home. Unfortunately, the entry and part of the downstairs was kept in such darkness that we had trouble seeing anything. We visited in the height of autumn, so the grounds were spectacular as were the vistas (although it's hard to see the Hudson River for all the trees).

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Hyde Park, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

After dining at Culinary Institute of America, we took a tour of the beautiful and historic home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was like going back in time to see the photos and memoribilia of this president and his family. Rooms were recreated just as they were including the wheel chair he used at his desk. Beautiful grounds. It's a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Get a tour and re-learn all that you forgot about the King and Queen's visit. Churchill and FDR. Mrs. Delano and her peculiarities. Eleanor's place in the family home. FDR's bird, nautical, and cartoon collections. It's such a treat!

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Los Angeles, California
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121 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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