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Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Hyde Park
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Franklin Delano Roosevelt's childhood home.
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Springwood is a great add-on to the Roosevelt Library and Museum. FDR's story is made complete when you imagine his life here. Be sure to use your National Park pass for value.

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Springwood is an amazing estate, you need a whole day for this experience. It includes the house tour and presidential library.

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Was very interesting to hear about FDR's life and to tour home. Home had lots of history. Very pretty mansion on Hudson not to far from The Vanderbilt Mansion. Walking tour although they did have a tram ride available for those who could not walk distances. Grounds and gardens very beautiful. Gift shop and your ticket is good for two... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I was here over 20 years ago and we decided to show the children (17-19). It is a beautiful home and worth the visit. The flower garden is bright and beautiful. The guides are informative. Recommend for history buffs!

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East Greenville, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Springwood, in Hyde Park, NY is the home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The mansion is modest and homey yet definitely not "over the top" like other mansions that we visited in the area. The home tour takes about an hour and is lead by a ranger from the National Park Service. Once again, the docent truly makes a difference... More

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Pekin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This home was originally the home of FDR;s mother which she had enlarged for FDR and his family. They entertained many historical people at the house. Very interesting guided tour. Near all the other Roosevelt sites including his presidential library/museum, burial site, and the visitor center which has a restaurant.

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Rye, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are a history buff, and you admire one of our nation's greatest leaders, this is a must visit. The house where FDR lived and received dignitaries is very intact. The grounds are marvelous and make for a good location for a picnic. If you want to make a whole day of it in Hyde Park, look into having... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Located on the FDR Library grounds, this was FDR's home. For the most part, all the original furniture, etc. are there, making it seem like you're stepping back in time. Worth a visit.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was a very good opportunity to learn more about the Roosevelts. The guide was good, the house interesting and the feeling of history overcoming. A great opportunity to match with the FDR library.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This was where FDR was raised, where Eleanor and he lived for much of their married life. However, it was owned and lived in by his mother. His mother never suffered from empty nest syndrome! Wonderful tour, lots of interesting history. It is just a short walk to the FDR library from Springwood.

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