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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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Historic site features the home and estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Springwood, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the only Presidential Library used by a sitting president. It was conceived and built under President...more
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4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
+1 845-486-7770
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see at this site! Touring the home gave good insights into how the Roosevelts lived--and how poorly Eleanor R. was treated by her mother-in-law. Most telling is the tiny room allotted to Eleanor, while FDR's mother had a huge, elegant...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There was a lot to take in which was no surprise considering FDR served 4 terms. Apparently all are not as impressed as I was to see the measures taken to bring a country out of the Great Depression. I heard one couple lamenting the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JermnyPA
Reviewed December 14, 2018

The first presidential library planned and built at the behest of the President after his death. The Roosevelt Family home is period perfect, the gardens beautiful and to see the final resting place of FDR, Eleanor and their dog, Fala, is very touching.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kinetic321
Reviewed December 13, 2018

You really get the flavor and the 'Story" as to who the Roosevelts were and how they "worked". Very informative and important for all to visit to "get" what it was like and all the major players of that era.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Leah K
Reviewed December 11, 2018

On arrival visitors will be greeted with one or two polite & helpful young ladies. They will supply any information on all four Franklin D. Roosevelt sites and the Vanderbilt Mansion. Each visitor will be given instructions to the Mansion & Eleanor's Valkill Collage. Franklin's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Recently renovated, this museum gives the visitor a tour through the historic life and presidency of FDR. Exhibits are modern, engaging and educational. Must see!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Celinda S
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

We specifically stayed two nights in Hyde Park so that we could visit the Library and Home. We were not disappointed. The tour by the Ranger was excellent, very informative, interesting and able to answer all questions. The Library was excellent and we used our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Garonne9
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Wife and I did the tour many years ago, but decided to go back when a family member was visiting. This was a really outstanding tour, and offers excellent insight to FDR the man and the history of the US. Especially pertinent given our current...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

So many things to see, not nearly enough time. If you’re a history buff like me, you’ll want to spend at least half a day wandering these fact filled halls. The Art of War was the current exhibit when we visited and it was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank kingbyriverk
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

What an awesome first trip to my first presidential library. FDR and Eleanor were inspiring people. The films and exhibits really made you realize how progressive they were. We got to go free since it was Veterans Day, so I would recommend anyone take advantage...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Dan M
January 11, 2019|
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Response from Wendybeth16 | Reviewed this property |
Was out of town and just saw this. Hopefully, you already have an answer. We came by tour bus from Dc so no flying involved. Driving, as mentioned by others, is probably the easiest. The website does offer other... More
Jack L
October 29, 2018|
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Response from Wendybeth16 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - you can take photos but they emphasize no flash. I actually took some photos inside the house.
August 11, 2018|
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Response from Marc S | Reviewed this property |
There is a tram to bring you in between structures if you require it and there is also an elevator in each of the buildings. If you don’t require either there are nice gardens and parkland to walk through...