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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
+1 845-486-7770
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Library and museum along with FDR house. Great experience and lots to learn. I never knew I could learn so much in one trip. Our tour guide was amazing and everyone who worked there was very knowledgeable. Make sure you watched all...More

1  Thank 694janice
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

FDR's Hyde Park estate is well worth a whole day's visit, beginning at the very large and varied visitors center, where one can begin with an introductory movie and get into the spirit of FDR's era. Hyde Park is expansive and has several features--the family's...More

1  Thank marianc95
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

Plan on spending a good 2-3 hours here or all morning as we did. You can only see the house on a guided tour, and the NPS rangers give an excellent and informative tour. The tour guides freely talk about FDR's handicap but they gloss...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

We took the tour of the Roosevelt home, museum and library. The library will definitely take some time to get through, there is so much to see. The film does a go job of introducing the tour that follows. There is a gift shop and...More

1  Thank Lois B
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

The library is on the same grounds as Roosevelt's home. It offers wonderful presentations of our history, as a people and a nation, during Roosevelt's tenure as President. An opportunity not to miss!

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Reviewed May 26, 2017

If you love history and/or the beauty of the Hudson River Valley, a visit to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum are a must.

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Well worth the price off admission. If you are 62 or over do yourself a favor and purchase a national parks card. Good at all our national parks and it is currently 10.00 though one of the park rangers told us it will be going...More

1  Thank Witcheywmn
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

Enjoyed our self guided tour through the Library. Very well done. Enjoyed the lay out. the short films were excellent. Felt I learned a great deal about FDR, eleanor and the times.

1  Thank Annmarie B
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

A huge history lesson by touring a 4-term Presidential Museum. The Presidential Museum covers The Depression, Social Security, New Deal, NLRB, REA, TVA, WPA, Polio (March of Dimes), Pearl Harbor, Atomic Bomb, D-Day, four freedoms, and finally, his his resting place. Make the FDR Museum...More

1  Thank NeilMavis
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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

I am a history buff but had never visited a presidential library before. The exhibits were interactive, the films rich and informative and the audio segments, that emulated Fireside Chats were amazing. I didn't dig the war parts so much but I may have had...More

2  Thank Susie W
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Response from dkata94598 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t understand your schedule. The ride shuttle meets the train in Poughkeepsie at 10:36 am and has you at the wallace visitor center by 11. The shuttle leaves at 5pm for the trip back to the train station back in... More
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I would check on the morning of your trip and select the one with the least delays. Enjoy and have fun!
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Response from Laura D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I was visiting area and friend had car
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