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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

Address: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone Number: 800 337 8474
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visit FDR's 1826 home that remains almost exactly as it was at the time of the president's death in...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were able to tour both 1st floor and 2nd floor. Park Service Interpreter was great and offered poignant commentary about how the family lived here. You''ll be surprised at how frugal FDR was. Recommend highly.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very nice tour of the grounds and buildings of FDR's home. The guides share a lot of details about everyday life that I had not previously known.

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Cambridge
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A wonderful step back in time - you may not agree with his politics, but FDR had a beautiful home. Well preserved and tour was informative. Did not have time to visit Library, Val-Kill, etc but you could make a day of it.

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The home is wonderful gracious and historic, visited by A Jing and Queen and Wibston Churchill. But it is the library that is the breathtaking story of overcoming the depression and WW II that is the reason to visit. We spent three hours and wished we had more time.

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NY
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37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had been there years ago, but went over Thanksgiving with some relatives. I still found the tour of the home very interesting. The museum, which is on the property and to which you get a ticket with the tour of the home, is even more worthwhile. By following FDR's life, you learn so much about history. And, everything is... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

6 of us were on an Adirondak Mountain on a road trip. Hadn't planned on going there, but we saw the sign and decided to stop by. We all thought it was tremendous. Hearing about FDR's and the home's history was impressive. You couldn't help but be in awe of the world shaping events that occurred there. The tour was... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Definitely to do if in the hyde park area Beautiful home --magnificent grounds as far as your eye can see

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Vienna, Austria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We were there in the summer and the dust in the house was killing me. I wouldn't recommend it to people with dust allergies, but it is still interesting to see how this person lived.

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FORT COLLINS
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We enjoyed the guided tour of the 'mansion' and that it reflected that the Roosevelts weren't snobbish. They had to have a place suitable to host foreign and national dignitaries, otherwise they seemed to prefer their individual cottages nearby. It clearly was FDR's mother's home and Eleanor was never the lady of the house. Neat to see the hand operated... More 

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Unteraegeri
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

What a great way to show how a representant of US aristocracy lived. The FDR home in Springwood, NJ, is a great place to visit.

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