We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
Phone Number: 800 337 8474
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 755 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 501
    Excellent
  • 198
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Hyde Park as it was when the President and Mrs. Roosevelt lived here.

Drove here from Albany on the incredible NY throughway for $2.70. The President took over the home from his mother and lived here as a boy, a married man and of course as leader... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Walter B
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

755 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 745: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Drove here from Albany on the incredible NY throughway for $2.70. The President took over the home from his mother and lived here as a boy, a married man and of course as leader of the nation. Chock full of furniture that was inherited and naval prints and artifacts the home is neither pretentious or ostentatious. The National Park Service... More 

Helpful?
Thank Walter B
New England
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During a recent visit to the Berkshires, I made sure to set aside an afternoon for a visit to FDR's famous estate in Hyde Park. It is now run by the National Park Service, and you must sign on for a guided tour to go into the home itself. There is also a newly updated, interactive museum on the grounds... More 

Helpful?
Thank Eastern_Wine_Girl
Palm Coast, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well done Visitor's center with a Great opening movie to give you background on FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt! Volunteer tour guide made Roosevelt and his family come to life on the grounds and house tour. House is in exactly the same condition as when FDR lived there including furniture, games, clothing, and can't forget his legendary top hat and less... More 

Helpful?
Thank JNTiller
Middlefield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Anyone who has never had dealings with the National Park Service should visit here. Visiting the home of this amazing president and his family is made real and alive by the Park Service guides. These dedicatedly people give great tours of this home and share fascinating insights of family dynamics and history. It should not be missed.

Helpful?
Thank Lois B
Atascadero, California
Level Contributor
605 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Franklin's house is a very interesting tour. You gain insight into someone's life and habits when you get to peruse their domicile. Franklin was a collector. From his boyhood collections to his presidential collections, he verges on a hoarder. The difference being his collections are so well displayed. The only way to get into the house is with a tour... More 

Helpful?
Thank CharleySays
East Islip, New York
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great place for some history of American times. STAFF was excellent and very friendly. ..Excellent views.

Helpful?
Thank Marge L
Chicago
Level Contributor
36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

FDR was born in this house and made it his home away from the White House. Interesting items and rooms on display along with photos of the young FDR family.

Helpful?
Thank waytogoChicago
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved viewing the house, grounds and the whole experience. Interesting tidbits about the public facade FDR kept were provided by NPS guide.

Helpful?
Thank Paula R
Level Contributor
37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The home does well to preserve the Roosevelt legacy--however, most of influences belong to FDR's mother. We met the guide around a floor mosaic inside the visitor's center for a short intro on the Roosevelt heritage then moved on to the house. The interior included a look at the first floor rooms including the "moving closet" that FDR utilized via... More 

Review collected in partnership with Windows 10 app

Helpful?
Thank Denise D
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Level Contributor
95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends who live nearby advised us to skip the home and focus on the library and the museum, because the home is not nearly as interesting as other mansions one can see nearby. Well, we went anyway and found the home very much worthwhile. It is not fancy, very modest actually. But you get a good sense of how... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Edgeworth66

Been to Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
Bronx, New York
over a year ago

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?