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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Naples, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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311 reviews 311 reviews
218 attraction reviews
460 helpful votes 460 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Fishkill, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

To me, this is one of those "must visit" attractions whenever you are in Hudson Valley area. Especially if you like history, then this is it for you. See the movie "Hyde Park On Hudson" with Bill Murray so you will have more ideas! I have been here several times over the years simply because everytime someone visits me (including... More 

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New Jersey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Excellent trove of history, facts & artifacts. Excellent addition to FDR library & Val-Kill - the Eleanor Roosevelt Cottage.

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Somerville
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The life and times are thoroughly presented here. The National Park Service employees and volunteers are knowledgeable, friendly and professional.

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

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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