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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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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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A good way to learn about fdr and usa in the 1930´s

Visitied both house and presidental library/exibition and out of the two, the library/exibition was the best. We had a very good guide that gave us a good amount of information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visitied both house and presidental library/exibition and out of the two, the library/exibition was the best. We had a very good guide that gave us a good amount of information before visiting the house and som while inside it. But the highlight was the library/exibition. A lot to lean and you can easily spend one day in exibition. Leaned a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plan on spending the whole day visiting Roosevelt's Springwood home and accompanying Presidential Library and Museum. The house is totally inviting and livable, the tours are well managed in spite of the crowds, and there is so much history to be learned and "experienced' as you wander this important US site. Be sure to see where Churchill stayed on his... More 

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Hastings, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour is okay but they really just watch you wander around the house after telling you things you ought to have learned in history class. Often they had no idea when asked specific questions about the furnishings.

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

FDR and Eleanor were such interesting and impressive people - it was great to see their main home and hear great stories about them on our tour. You get a real sense of history here, including rooms that hosted kings and prime ministers and where things like the atomic bomb were discussed. Very enjoyable - nice gardens and views, too.

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Sun City Center, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Do you homework and understand what you want to see: 1. There is the Presidential Museum. A museum, similar in concept to all Presidential Museums. 2. There is a Presidential Library. This is typically for the scholars who want to study the actual documents. As with all Presidential libraries, tourists don't usually go in this part.. 3. THIS SITE -... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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