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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

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Address: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone Number: 800 337 8474
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visit FDR's 1826 home that remains almost exactly as it was at the time of...

Visit FDR's 1826 home that remains almost exactly as it was at the time of the president's death in 1945, including the stables, icehouses, a walking trail, and the graves of Franklin and Eleanor located in the Rose Garden.

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Well done tour of grounds and residence. The library/museum is large and has tons of exhibits and memorabilia. I am not a history buff, but I really enjoyed the attraction Allow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well done tour of grounds and residence. The library/museum is large and has tons of exhibits and memorabilia. I am not a history buff, but I really enjoyed the attraction Allow 3 hours.

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I mostly enjoyed what I learned about FDR during the tour. Seeing how he would get to the second floor and learning about his father's rules on bird collecting were intriguing. I loved hearing about his mother and his wife and the relationship among them. Plus I just love seeing how rich people live. It's a very livable house. My... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the pleasure of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, U.S. Park Service Ranger Bob, who truly brought the history of the Roosevelt home to life.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the morning touring the home of Sarah Roosevelt (FDR's too). It was so impressive. The Park Service guide was great and answered all of our questions. He mentioned that this house was his mother's house until the day she died which was three years before FDR. We saw the room where FDR and Churchill laid the grounds for the... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To see the home, as it was when Roosevelts lived there was amazing. The tour was informative. And being able to visit FDR and Eleanor's gravesite was a special surprise. We ate sandwiches in the café afterwards, which were above average.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neat home (Springwood) with the Rangers of the National Park Service providing a great tour. Excellent vistas of the Hudson River Valley from outside the home. Neat flower garden at the FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt burial site near the home. Don't miss the home if you are in the area!

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Kingston, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating and interesting history The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Your entrance passes are good for two days

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Ashford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ranger who led our tour of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Homestead was clear, an excellent speaker and willing to answer any of our questions. It is always interesting to learn more about the lives of the men and women who helped mold our nation. Most of the people on the tour were senior citizens and the pace of the... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the cost of the tour. This is the only way to gain access to the home. The house is just beautiful.

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Thank Steven G
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A facinating insight into FDR's life. Really good National Park Ranger tour guide. Because the house went to the National Park immediately on Roosevelt's death, it was preserved almost exactly as it was in 1945. Your Park ticket also gets you into the Presidential Library & Museum, which is also really good. Only a short drive away is Valkill, Eleanor... More 

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