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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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Sacramento, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
38 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a must-see stop for anyone interested in US and world history, given the role that FDR played in shaping it. The visitor center is well-designed, spacious, and includes a very nice gift shop and excellent cafeteria that serves good, reasonably priced food. The home tour was particularly informative and fascinating, and our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and... More

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atlanta, georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

FDR grew up in this house. It reflects his Mother's decorating more than his or his wife's. It's interesting to see the bed he was born in and his boyhood bedroom. The bedrooms reflect the personality of their owners. Park Service guides excellent

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Pittsford, NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The time you can spend in the home and grounds around FDR's former estate are to be treasured. It's a true glimpse into history. But the presidential museum (even for it's political oversights that sometimes minimize the mistakes of his administration) is phenomenal. Plan on at least two hours in the museum to truly appreciate 12 wonderful years of our... More

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Endicott, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The tour by the park ranger of the FDR Home was excellent and she was very well informed. The Presidential Library was also very interesting and had many interesting items from FDR's life and Presidency. I would recommend several hours here to do it justice.

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Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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