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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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Bowmanville, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I'll admit, I was unsure of what to expect before going. It turned out there is a quite a bit to see. We went a few weeks ago. The tickets cover a tour of the house and presidential library which currently acts as a museum. There are a lot of personal artifacts to see especially in the museum. Things like... More

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New York City
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

No matter how warm the day, you are bound to feel chills realizing that you are in the very same building where President Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt spent their time when outside Washington, D.C. (and Albany, NY as FDR had been Governor of New York before being elected President). The National Park Service Ranger-Historians are wonderful, and their anecdotes do... More

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Copenhagen
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great guide, but unfortunately you must see most rooms from behind the ropes. Popular tour, so lots of people, but worth the visit.

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The National Park rangers do an excellent job of taking you through the residence and bringin it all to life. The preservation of this home is wonderful.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The FDR home was well maintained and the guides were very good. The visit helped to understand FDR and the times that he lived.

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Ballston Spa, New York
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159 reviews 159 reviews
72 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We've been talking about making it for years. This year we finally made it. We arrived early and joined the first tour of this July weekday--probably a good idea if you want to avoid the crowds. There were maybe 20 in our group. We saw the next group coming when we were leaving and there were probably 50. They do... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You will learn so much about the Roosevelts and a different time. Good for all ages. The price includes admission to the museum. The grounds are beautiful and there is a small cafe. Allow 2-3 hours. More if you want to explore the grounds.

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Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Was pouring rain, but I like Presidential homes and wanted to tour it anyway. The guide was a mini drill sergeant, but with a group of 50+ in bad weather, I can see why. Would've liked to spend more time in the home but most of your tour is just spent walking from the Visitor Center to the home. Didn't... More

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LIncoln, NE
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We spent only a few hours visiting this as one of the many homes of FDR's family homes. There are many things to see in this National Park and FDR's birthplace is one to not be missed

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Victorian home owned by FDR's mother includes children's chairs, an early tv set and modestly furnished bedrooms. The burial sites of FDR and Eleanor are in a lovely garden.

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