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Address: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
Phone Number: +1 845-486-7770
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Historic site features the home and estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt,...

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 Roosevelt's direction and opened to the public in 1941.The Library's mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life. Our work is carried out by four major areas: Archives, Museum, Education and Public Programs.

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went there on a cold December day - still beautiful to learn all the history about Eleanor and FDR. the guide was outstanding and very knowledgeable. we wish we had more time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Chappaqua, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Given one's usual primary reason to visit a place such as this (learn something about history), the visit was a great success. The library was surprisingly interesting and had many surprising artifacts that we did not expect (e.g. FDR's car). The exhibits were well executed and they really gave the visitor a feel for the Roosevelt's as humans and not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

went there on a cold December day - still beautiful to learn all the history about Eleanor and FDR. the guide was outstanding and very knowledgeable. we wish we had more time to go through the museum more thoroughly. it was incredible to see the bed FDR was born in, his wheelchair, his bedroom overlooking the Hudson River. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roosevelt home and library was a little disappointing. It was interesting, but overall unimpressive. Try the George Washington winter HQ in the same area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan to spend time here. The museum covers so much of American history from the Great Depression onward it is difficult to fathom. Wonderful a/v presentations throughout the exhibits. Great spot to learn more about FDR.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy historic and presidential sites, so a day and a half at Hyde Park was just our thing. We have visited several presidential libraries and museums, but until we visited FDR’s site, I did not realize that this was the first library built to house presidential papers in the U. S. (Prior to FDR, presidential papers were likely to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressive, so many exhibits & displays to check out. Be sure to check out FDR's office, he actually used it as president and made some of his famous chats from here. For me the highlight of the tour was seeing his car, located in the basement that has a gadget on the steering wheel that dispensed LIT cigarettes!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a life long social worker FDR and Eleanor are my heros so it was just the best experience for me as we did the whole experience. I was just enthralled, moved to tears, proud of America. I have visited several of our presidential libraries but this one is in a grander scale with the home tour, and the stables... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Midpoint from NJ & Mass. for Elementary school friends to meet. Estate is beautiful, tour guides knowledgeable and learned so many new interesting things.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have not been here in 16 years and they have added a great deal to the site. A new visitor center, Henry Wallace, and have exhibits, store, free 25 minute movie on FDR (on the hour and half hour: free. Worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this right after the 2016 election. I think many of us were looking for a time and president that was more hopeful. The museum is a great overview of a difficult time, a visionary leader, and s transformative time in American history. Good balance of text, images, sound, and film.

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