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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 14 Attractions in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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 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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OKLA
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123 reviews 123 reviews
28 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Recently visited this home and took early tour led by Roy Wood. He did a wonderful job and told several funny stories which made it more interesting. The house is large but not opulent or pretentious. So much history and in a lovely setting. The grounds are beautiful in the fall. We were there at least an hour. They keep... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
524 helpful votes 524 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A beautiful home in an amazing ingle beautiful locale. The park rangers give an informative tour and views are magnificent.

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Hyde Park, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is the Roosevelt home where FDR's childhood family was raised and then it housed Eleanor and Franklin and their family as the children grew up. There is a lot to see in this home including many interesting sculptures, paintings, prints of political cartoons, FDR's collection of stuffed birds, a TV from the early 40's, period furniture, etc. This is... More

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Washington DC
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153 reviews 153 reviews
65 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A really lovely house. Full of comfortable furniture and family things. Of course it 's a big house in a stunning position on the Hudson River, but you really get the feeling that the Roosevelts were there to enjoy living there, not for show. The staff were very easy and knowledgeable as well. I liked it very much.

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Ocean County, NJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The narrative by the park ranger was wonderful. Highly recommend taking the tour of the house which can be scheduled ahead of time. They do not allow huge groups inside. So plan ahead!

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San Francisco
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113 reviews 113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It was especially meaningful to visit Hyde Park with the Ken Burns' series recently shown. The Visitor's Center is first rate, a good intro movie, nice tour of the mansion and an opportunity to tour the presidential library. It seems that everyone who goes there has a car, but I didn't. I had seen online that there were shuttles from... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The home was quite enlightening. It has been preserved as it was on his death. We happened to enter the garden as the 130th birthday celebration for Eleanor Roosevelt was about to get underway. It was wonderful to hear stories told by those who had known her. It was so sweet to see her great-granddaughters helping with the ceremony. What... More

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Avon, Colorado
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The house and grounds are truly phenomenal. I could not believe how much access you are given. What an amazing glimpse into hat time period but also the lives of the Roosevelts and their peers. Make time to see the Presidential Museum as well. This was only the second presidential museum I have visited and I am sold! What a... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Tours are more restricted than I recall from prior visits. The Ranger set the context well outside the home. Inside was limited and less directed. The Ranger was available for questions, but the experience paled in comparison to the old days. That visitation is up dictates that casual tours of old no longer work is probably a good thing. Worth... More

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Austin, Texas, USA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Visiting the home was fascinating! The guide we had was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. The home was in excellent conditions with furnishings that he and his own family had used.

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