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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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Miami, Florida, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We took this tour before the FDR Library/ Museum and were glad we did for our Guide's knowledge and enthusiasm made a huge difference.

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Washington DC
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Clearly, the Roosevelts came from old money that they didn't like to spend on art or furnishings. There was not a single outstanding example of the Hudson River Valley school of painting. And of the many marine paintings, none was noteworthy. From a historical perspective, it is a mildly interesting house to tour. To be sure, it is nothing like... More

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southeastern PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The house tour was somewhat interesting, the grounds spacious, but it was the Presidential Museum that we enjoyed the most. It is arranged in a time line of events in FDR's life and the displays add much to understanding about him and his family.

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Elgin, IL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Our tour was large -- almost 40 ppl, if not more, and it was too many people to fit in the home. It's not that big, even with the extensions on them. We saw it on the cusp of the PBS series on the Roosevelts. Made me feel bad for Eleanor! The property itself is lovely - the barn, the... More

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Southern California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
43 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The mansion was unspectacular but very interesting due to its history. Enjoyed the stables and the grounds. Just about everybody visiting just walked in and signed up without a reservation. You can spend most of the day in the Presidential Library without blinking an eye. We took a side trip to Val Kill, again unspectacular but did learn a lot... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My mother in law flew out and wanted to see the northeast. So, I mentioned how I always wanted to visit this site and she immediately said yes. After a beautiful drive through New York, we finally arrived to a beautifully and well maintained estate. The people were friendly, outgoing and informative. We loved the FDR house, the land around... More

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You can only enter the house through a guided tour which is well worth the price of admission. The guides are very informative on the house and grounds as well as the history of the family. Original furnishings and personal items of the family remain in the house. It is worth a visit!

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Midvale, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The FDR home is located on the same grounds as the library and museum. It was interesting to learn about the evolution of the home from a farm house to the mansion it became. The furnishing in the home are original. Seeing the rooms where FDR spent his early and late years brought the home to life.

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This tour was just the beginning of a long and interesting day. We took one of the first tours and spent the entire day here.

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Mahopac, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our only four-term president lived in a splendid house on magnificent grounds in Hyde Park, N.Y. He and his wife, Eleanor, are also buried there, under pure alabaster white slabs on a green expanse lined with red, lavender and yellow flowers. It is strangely serene and beautifully landscaped. We'll worth seeing if you are near Poughkeepsie.

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