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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

Address: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone Number: 800 337 8474
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Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visit FDR's 1826 home that remains almost exactly as it was at the time of the president's death in...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW 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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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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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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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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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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Anaheim, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were visiting Fishkill, NY and we were told that Hyde Park was about 1/2 hour away. Our flight at JFK wasn't until 6:00, so we decided to take a detour to see the home and library/ museum of FDR, the only President to have served 4 terms in office. There's different packages you can get, but you can only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Twice before I had visited Hyde Park. The current trip was to show my wife and son around. I ordered the ticket online for $37.5. It was quiet, sunny, and crisp on Saturday, December 27. I parked my car right in front of the visitor center. On display was an Ice yacht given to FDR by his mom as a... More 

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