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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
800 337 8474
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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No.Springfield,VT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our tour of FDR's home. The rooms are exactly the way the family left them, leaving today's visitors a vivid sense of how the family lived. The tour of each floor is self guided with the summary given by the park ranger after. For me everything was of detailed interest and I could have stayed much longer... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
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205 reviews 205 reviews
92 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Franklin D Roosevelt was the only president elected to the Presidency four times! He grew up here at Hyde Park and loved the place. He and Eleanor expanded and remodeled the house extensively in 1915 and the tour of the house is well worth it. The grounds are nice but the house is the center piece. BTW- If you are... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This home is huge, and like other historical homes, you will get some insight into the people who lived here. The docents were knowledgeable, and it is one of the few historical homes where you can take photos (no flash allowed).

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Chicago, Illinois
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186 reviews 186 reviews
57 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A ranger will lead you to the house after an introduction in the visitor's center. Once in the house, you are free to peek in the rooms, getting a feeling for FDR's home, and then the ranger will share more about the Roosevelt's once you are done with the first floor. On the second floor, you roam again, and when... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited today and really enjoyed. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept us entertained during the tour. We had five kids ages 7-12 in our group and the loved being able to explore the grounds.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit. Have been to several of the presidents house and I'm on a mission to see them all. Every one is different and this one did not disappoint. Very informative tour about the home and the occupants. Also see the museum and library when here and arrive early and you can beat the crowds. Go to... More

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

After seeing the old photos of the Roosevelt family at their home, it was amazing to see the home as it once stood. Walking through the various halls and seeing original furniture and other possessions, you know that a family was raised there. FDR used that home as a getaway from the political day-to-day headaches, and it was easy to... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My second time in FDR's Hyde Park home. It is filled with artifacts of his youth and adult years and the tour guide really brings his story to life. Two floors, not so accessible to seniors. There is a lift for wheelchair visitors.

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Pekin, Illinois
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190 reviews 190 reviews
79 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We took a house tour which was very interesting in that the visitor could get a good idea of how Franklin Roosevelt and his family lived, and how influential FDR's mother was for his entire life. There were artifacts from the visit to the house by the King and Queen of England. The house is steps away from the presidential... More

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Souther California
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193 reviews 193 reviews
82 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This house takes you back to the time he lived there. Almost completely furnished with original pieces. The tour will take an hour and a half and our guide was great. Combine this with a ticket for the Library and if you are a Senior with a National Park Pass it is only $6 for both.

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