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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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Pekin, Illinois
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190 reviews 190 reviews
79 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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161 reviews 161 reviews
40 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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155 reviews 155 reviews
85 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Eastern Shore Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Had to cut our visit short due to a nasty storm moving in. Didn't get to spend time in the gardens. Ranger Ray, our tour guide, was very good for the tour of FDR's house. We learned alot of FDRs history that we didn't know before. Was interesting to see the difference between how "old money" like the Roosevelt's decorated/lived... More

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

After having visited the Vanderbilt Mansion "next door", and experiencing one of the best tour guides ever, this was quite a disappointment. Granted, it was late in the day, so I can appreciate the Ranger's (Cooper's) fatigue and eagerness to be done for the day, however, a good tour guide never transfers that to his group. They deserve as interesting... More

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New York City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Not much else. One of the oldest landscaped spots in the country. Short hikes, tons of deer, wear socks and long pants.

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Mirabel, Qc
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185 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Springwood is the nickname of the Roosevelt property. Read the reviews under Franklin Delano Roosevelt's home instead... there are much more.

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Los Angeles, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

A must see! FDR's birthplace, residence and Presidential Library (the first!). A fascinating look into history for people of all ages. This tour encompasses FDR's entire life from birth to his death, including his and Eleanor's grave site in the rose garden. Well worth the nominal price to see both his residence and Library. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable... More

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