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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Great Gift to the American People

This is a must see President's home. I love it in part because the house is so down to earth. You can imagine any family living in it. The Park Guides are very knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Valatie, New York
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Valatie, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a must see President's home. I love it in part because the house is so down to earth. You can imagine any family living in it. The Park Guides are very knowledgeable. They make you feel like FDR and Eleanor are still alive and living in the house. The stories are great. The tour of the house takes... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We had a great tour of the home from a NPS ranger. We went on a slow Monday and our children were able to ask their 1,001 questions on FDR, ER, and the house. I'm not certain that would have happened on a busy weekend. It is well worth the trip.

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Holbrook, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The house was nice. We had a very professional and informative tour guide. You must see the home while visiting FDRs museum.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The home is mildly interesting but the talk given by the national park service employees is more interesting. He talks for about 30 minutes or so before entering the house.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our guided tour of FDR's home was informative and very interesting, a glimpse into the life of a former president and what it was like to live in Hyde Park during his time there. However, our park ranger was less than professional when the topic was raised about the movie Hyde Park on Hudson. This happened on our tour of... More 

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Paris, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The home has been restored to it's original grandeur. The guided tour was worth the cost and our tour guide Dan was very friendly and knowledgeable about FDR. Would love to come back in the summer to see it without snow.

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Naples, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

One of the best renovated houses of the time. The grounds, home and tori information where exceptional.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

First things first, the home itself is well worth visiting. FDR was a bit of a pack rat, so it is interesting to see all of his knickknacks. The home is lovely and seeing how FDR handled his disability is eye-opening. But our tour guide was just terrible. It took our group 30-45 minutes to move from the visitor center... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Our party of four (two adults, two young adult boys) really enjoyed looking at the house and hearing about FDR, but the two are rather separate. You stand around and listen about FDR, then you look at the rooms on your own; I felt like we could have done all of the speaking part of the tour without ever going... More 

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Williston, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I loved the history of this great president and his accomplished wife. Too bad I had a self important guide who thought he was the star.

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