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“History comes alive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

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
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.
Miami, Florida
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“History comes alive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

1 hour tour conducted by Park Ranger (part of the U.S. Park System) was informative, enjoyable and gave many "personal insights" into FDR and his family.

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White Plains, New York
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“Nice tour of FDR's birthplace, excellent presidential museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The setting of this museum and home is perfect -- on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River a couple hours north of Manhattan by car or train. The tour of FDR's family home was relaxed and informative. The grounds are expansive and very well maintained. But, in my opinion, the museum was the highlight of our recent visit (our third in 20 years). The museum exhibits were recently expanded, so be sure to allow lots of time to see it all. A combination of official and family photos helps to bring history to life.

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New York City, New York
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“A nice spot in the woods”
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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New York City, New York
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“Beautiful spot, tons of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Don't miss the short movie in the visitors' center. It's a necessary reminder of how hard life was before we committed to take care of each other when we were down and out--a lesson today's Republicans need to re-learn.

The house is surprisingly modest, but lovely and warm, and the grounds are beautiful.

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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Very knowledgable and enthusiastic tour guides, friendly and accommodating. A real pleasure to visit and talk to the staff. I learned a lot.

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