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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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Step back in time to 1945

Fascinating house tour--especially liked to see the bedrooms where Churchill and the King and Queen of England stayed. You feel like you stepped back in time to 1945 (and even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fascinating house tour--especially liked to see the bedrooms where Churchill and the King and Queen of England stayed. You feel like you stepped back in time to 1945 (and even older than that). The horse stables next door are great, too, with the ribbons won in the Dutchess County Fair. The estate is so peaceful and beautiful--you can feel the... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fascinating visit. This house contains many items from Roosevelt's day. To see the home where Churchill and the King of England visited is quite the experience. The tour is longer in the winter, if only because the crowds are smaller.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We truly enjoyed going through this home. Our tour guide was new, very nice, but not too well informed if asked questions "off script". The home is kept just as it was when FDR lived here, and for that reason, it is worth seeing. A lot of information about FDR's mother, Eleanor, and their lives. Allow enough time (at least... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Grand house. We took a guided tour very informative. Well worth a visit. Set in lovely grounds. Check out the library also within the grounds.

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Heathsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You can only tour FDR and Eleanor's home by guided tour, which is very interesting. Their home was smaller than that of Martin Van Buren's - which was built almost 100 yrs earlier. This home was surprisingly intimate. And the guide gives more info on how FDR hid his paralysis from guests.

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Princeton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely setting in Hyde Park, and the tour by the ranger was interesting. The house itself seems cramped (but that seemed to be the style) even though it is large. Educational, very interesting.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Entry hall and library/living room are what I expected. Dining room very small and the bedrooms are startlingly plain. Such a clear difference between old money and the new money as seen in the Vanderbilt mansion just down the road. Love being in the rooms where world changing decisions were made.

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Shirley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I'm so glad that I got to learn so much about this man and his wife as well. The park rangers are wonderful and knowledgeable.

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

FDR's home is very interesting. It contains a collection of birds killed by the young FDR, many books, caricatures with political references, personal items. In this house, he met with world leaders as well as family members. The library is gorgeous and makes one wish they could sit in a chair and enjoy the many books. A "dumb waiter', which... More 

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband and I are FDR and Eleanor fans and were fortunate to have the opportunity recently to visit FDR's birthplace, lifelong home, and final resting place in Hyde Park, NY and his Library/Museum which is attached to the property as well as Val-Kill which was Eleanor's private paradise on the vast Roosevelt property. The tours provide excellent background and... More 

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