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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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+1 845-486-7770
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Great place to visit and learn some history. Recommend planning a few hours to visit everything on the grounds.

Reviewed August 6, 2016
Elkton, Maryland
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Elkton, Maryland
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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit and learn some history. Recommend planning a few hours to visit everything on the grounds.

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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

At the time of our visit they had a display on Pearl Harbor which was very good. Takes time to go through the whole museum. Leave time if you are planning on visiting the mansion and other area sites.

Thank DGoat
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Tours include a visit to FDR's home "Springwood", as well as to his museum and Presidential library, and also a tour of Eleanor Roosevelt's home "ValKil" later in life. The tour guides are very well-informed and a visit here is a great way to brush up on your American history and to recall how desperate Americans were during the Great... More 

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Coram, New York
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

Be prepared to be transported back into the 1930's and 1940's. Just go with the flow and you will enjoy it. This is a history buff's dream trip. the visual and interactive media give you a fell for the era and what it was like to live in that time. It doesn't matter what your politics are, you can see... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Fdr was president during some of our nation's darkest times and the library in his honor is an excellent, we'll done showcase of the challenges the nation faced and the choices that brought us through it all. I brought my children here in light of the upcoming election to get a sense for what the role of President entails. Great... More 

Thank Greg K
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Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

For anyone interested in US history, the Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library is a treasure trove of information and artifacts from Roosevelt's four terms as President of the United States. He was an extraordinary man who led the nation through one of the most perilous times in our nation's history. Go through the Library at your own pace. It's a lot... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

This was a pleasant surprise, especially the FDR library and museum. We also visited the FDR home, and although the guide did a very good job (spoke clearly and articulated), the home is average. In contrast, the library and museum was packed with all you need in order to learn all there is to know about FDR and US history.... More 

Thank Krabaten
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Reviewed August 4, 2016

The library is tilted, naturally, toward exhibits on the years of the Great Depression and those of WWII. Both are explored in depth. The Library is small, as Presidential Libraries go, so easily viewed in one visit. It captures an era long gone and one not to be forgotten.

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Canton, Ohio
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

Well worth the time to stop and wander through. There is so much to see and learn about. We only had 2.5 hours, but could have stayed a couple hours longer. It's nice to get a guided tour through the home, then take your time through the grounds, the rose garden, and the library. Very impressive!

Thank Tina R
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited FDR home and library together - excellent presentation, especially enjoyed detailed special exhibit on the day and aftermath of Pearl Harbor attack. Nice little cafe for lunch too. Plan on 2 hours for Library and 2 for his home.

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