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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

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Address: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
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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Things you never knew about FDR

I don't want to give too much away here, but Franklin comes from a fascinating family, complete with a domineering mother who didn't approve of Eleanor. You will learn so much on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Shakespeare_rose
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Philadelphia, PA

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Concord, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I actually didn't take the tour of Springwood. I thought an afternoon would be sufficient time to visit the FDR site, but I ended up having to make some tough choices. I had a ticket for the 3:10 visit to Top Cottage, which I didn't want to miss, and a 2pm Springwood tour. The ticket seller told me I would... More 

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Roslyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is fantastic and totally worth a visit. Checking out the house is included in the admission price but it is a quick tour without much information.

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't want to give too much away here, but Franklin comes from a fascinating family, complete with a domineering mother who didn't approve of Eleanor. You will learn so much on this tour that it will provide you with conversation for ages. Some teasers: How did his family make their fortune? How did he deal with his extreme fear... More 

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Arlington, Va.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The park ranger gave a fascinating tour of FDR's home. Especially interesting was the elevator with ropes, which FDR pulled himself to maintain his upper body. Amazing man in many respects.

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Valdosta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad this wasn't the only thing we came to Hyde Park to experience. Will be more interesting when current restorations are complete but very little of the house was accessible to the public.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two very amazing people lived in this house which you find apparent in the short movie in the museum. Great spot to visit before or after the Vanderbilt mansion.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The home is quite beutiful, but it's the backstory that makes it much more interesting. The tour guide explained about the relationship with his mother, and between his mother and Eleanor. Very worthwhile!

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Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First I suggest you watch the short video. It was very interesting and helped with the tour. The staff was friendly and informed and answered any questions. I did not feel rushed as I have visiting other homes. We were free to walk around the grounds and gardens afterward, since it was a beautiful day, we did just that. The... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home and stable were very well preserved with original furnishings. Our guide Jason was informative and enthusiastic. Guided tour of home and self guided tour of stable and garden takes about 1 1/2 hours or more. The home was the main focus of our visit. We also enjoyed the garden where Roosevelt was buried. Interesting and informative pictures of... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ranger tour was outstanding. Dan was a great guy who really brought the importance of the president and the home to life and really made it a enjoyable experience. Great artifacts and experiences great for all ages.

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