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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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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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The docents really make this tour!

There is so much that has been said and written about FDR that visiting his home is a great way to let all that information get grounded in us. We visited his home and Eleanor's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There is so much that has been said and written about FDR that visiting his home is a great way to let all that information get grounded in us. We visited his home and Eleanor's cottage on the same day, which was an excellent way to see, rather than only to read about or watch on TV about the obviously... More 

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Mountain Park, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very attractive facade, lovely grounds, the interior rooms are like they were when the Roosevelts lived there with most furnishings original. Such simple, unfussy bedrooms, it's hard to imagine Churchill overnighting there, as well as British royalty. Our NPS guide gave quite a lot of narration before we entered the house, but after we were inside, he was more of... More 

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Dunedin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We have lived in Upstate New York most of our lives and 3 years ago moved to Florida. Upon a return visit to our families home we decided to go to Hyde Park with our grand daughter. What a wonderful time we had. The guided tours of the home and the grounds where excellent and allowed us time to listen... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

All of the furniture in the home is authentic which is unusual for historic sites. The tour guide made the house come to life and provided colorful stories about FDR, ER and FDR's mother, Sarah who was a dominating force in their lives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Considering his family's wealth one might have expected FDR to have lived in a far larger and more ornate mansion, but this was just about as perfect and well located home one could expect by a man who did more to revive our economy with immense leadership and humility. Overlooking the Hudson and close to the quaint historic village of... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I went on this tour thinking I would be merely visiting a part of our history, but I learned so much in the process! To start off, if you are in the AARP age range, find out if you qualify for a Senior Pass (don't remember exactly what the age is). Once you get over the shock that you qualify... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We loved the stories told by the park ranger giving us the tour. He mixed just enough humor with history to make it all interesting. The house itself isn't all that amazing but the history within its walls is so this home is definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We had a brief tour of the home of FDR. The estate was surprisingly modest, particularly considering the Vanderbilt Mansion nearby. We were pleased to know that it is exactly as it was during the time the Roosevelts lived there. The garden area is lovingly manicured by an attentive park employee.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visits through the house are with guides who are very knowledgeable and who give great insight into FDR's life in this home. I liked how they gave an overview on each floor and then let the visitors explore the various rooms. The grounds are really a beautiful park, great for walking and just exploring a bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is the family home of FDR, you can take a ranger led tour and learn about the house and family. There are two floors and they are handicapped accessible. The house is not air conditioned but there are fans set up.

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Address: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone Number: 800 337 8474
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hyde Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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