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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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I've been to the Reagan, Nixon, Kennedy and Carter Presidential Libraries and this was one of the better ones (Reagan's being my favorite). Beautiful, serene setting despite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 9, 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I've been to the Reagan, Nixon, Kennedy and Carter Presidential Libraries and this was one of the better ones (Reagan's being my favorite). Beautiful, serene setting despite being right off a main road. $9 for the museum and $9 for the house tour. I went on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and it was packed. Arrived before 1p and... More 

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Glendale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

The property at Hyde Park includes the homes of his mother, his half brother, Franklin and Eleanor's home and several other out buildings. We were shown the Rose Garden where Franklin and Eleanor and their two dogs are buried. The grounds are so expansive that the price of admission is good for two full days. We toured the private home... More 

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Bristol, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The FDR House and Museum are two separately ticketed attractions, but both are well worth the price of admission. The welcome center is beautiful with plenty of space for special exhibits, a café, a gift shop and an orientation theatre. Tours are by guide only and run about every half hour. We got tickets and waited only about 30 minutes... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Museum was extensive and thorough. Amazing amount of detail and exhibits, could have spent the entire day. House tour also good, guides tell great stories.

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

First, if possible, purchase your ticket for the Library/Museum and House ($18) online. We arrived at 12:30pm and the first tour we could get on was for 3:30pm. Note that the Library/Museum is a self guided tour so you can wander at your leisure, but the house tour is a specific time and can only be seen with a ticket.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Possibly the best source of what the depression and WWII were all about that can be viewed in one place. A tribute not only to one of America's presidents but also to the generation that battled their way through some of this country' most fifficult years

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Pensacola, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide was fantastic. She had so much information and her delivery was great. The grounds are beautiful and the display for pearl Harbor was full of information. Don't miss this tour.

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Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This was such an overwhelming experience! My husband and I planned to go here for one day, but went for two days, as there was so much to see in just one day. A lot of history is contained here, and what a story it has to say!111

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The FDR library and museum is really well done. The exhibits are a nice balance of audio, video, and print. There are several interactive displays. It is really engaging. Around three hours are probably needed to really see everything, even briefly. If you want to take the guided tour of the house, you'll need even more time. The house is... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Regardless of politics, you'll wonder out loud why we can't produce politicians like this any more as some of America's most important history is brought back to life. From Eleanor's purse contents to the retrofitted car FDR used to buzz around the property are all on display here. Lovely grounds, excellent guides and well worth a visit.

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