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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
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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 trail, and the graves of Franklin and Eleanor located in the Rose Garden.

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FORT COLLINS
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276 reviews 276 reviews
56 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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64 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Greenwich, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very interesting to see the home that FDR grew up in and called home for his whole life. The house remains basically untouched from the day he was laid to rest on the grounds so you really get a sense of the day to day life in the house. As it is a National Park, you get the luck of... More

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Stone Ridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I had the best day visiting the presidential library and home. I brought my 12 year old and she LOVED the interactive library, reading, the old kitchen and listening to the fireside chats as well as the movies that were shown. Our guide was great, so interesting and funny. I thought I knew a lot, but learned so much more... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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96 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An interesting home but you are at the mercy of the volunteer guides who my or may not have the family facts correct.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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27 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was a wonderful tour, rich in history that came alive through our volunteer docent, Dick. He was passionate and knowledgeable of the man, the family, the home and the times. The venue overlooking the Hudson was spectacular. You may walk the grounds at your leisure and enjoy the foliage, gardens and trees. Don't miss the presidential library on the... More

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Newcastle Australia
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5 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We really enjoyed the excellent guided tour and the in depth knowledge of the guide. Combined with the Presidential library you got a great knowledge of the vision and achievements of FDR.

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Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was a beautiful home and the tour guide was not only a volunteer, but seemed to know absolutely everything about the histor of the home. I was very pleased and grateful I chose to take the tour.

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Cumming, GA
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The grounds of Spring Hill are beautiful, as is the exterior of the house. The interior of the home is pretty and full of lovely furniture, but a little dark. The bedroom set-up upstairs is very telling - just saying. Our guide was fantastic. The garden, where Franklin and Eleanor are buried was stunning - peonies! That sounds so wrong.... More

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Verona, Nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The FDR home in Hyde Park is a great national park. It includes FDR's home (with a fascinating explanation of how a man in a wheelchair lived in a two story home with no elevator), as well as the presidential library. Anyone with any interest in history should make this a must see.

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