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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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The home of FDR was amazing. Everything is so well preserved and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. After the guided tour it was great to have the ability to wonder around... read more

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Ewing, New Jersey
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Ewing, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The home of FDR was amazing. Everything is so well preserved and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. After the guided tour it was great to have the ability to wonder around and see things on your own at your own pace.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The family home has an interesting history more so than the artifacts. Our excellent guide, Mr. Stringer(?), was very conversational in his explanations rather than the scripted response other guide provide. The house has several unique modifications given FDR's handicap. The entire home furnishings are as they were the day he died. No similar pieces of furniture or appointments. 100%... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd time here; last time was about 30 years ago. Since then they have added a great visitors center. A tour guide brought us to the home and spoke briefly but most of the tour was self-guided, looking at plaques describing the rooms. I think the national park service should provide a more thorough tour for 18 dollars per person.... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Before touring the house, we saw a 15 minute film to aquaint us to FDR and Eleanor. The Park Ranger giving the tour was chock full of information and was able to answer any question posed to him. I'm into geneology, so I appreciated the chart showing us how FDR and Eleanor were related. When touring the home, you'll see... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to arrive on the only weekend during the year when the admission was free to the 3 main attractions in Hyde Park. Our first stop was the Roosevelt Home and Presidential Library. The guided tour was approx. 1 hour and then we spent an additional 2 hours in the library and grounds. The stories told by the... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to visit poughkeepsie, New York and in looking at the sites near there, were surprised to see that Franklin D. Roosevelt had his summer home in Hyde Park, only minutes away from Poughkeepsie. The grounds were vast and beautifully manicured and landscaped. It's no wonder he picked Hyde Park for his summer residence.

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Thank Rosalie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I decided to take my friend up to Hyde Park to visit the Roosevelt Estate. I had not been here in years, but had fond memories of going here as a child with my parents. The experience was better than expected. Tour guides were knowledgeable and patient, answering all our questions. The house is authentic of the time period and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our tour guide, a national park ranger, was very enthusiastic and gave a great overview of FDR's life in Hyde Park. We walked thru the gardens and saw FDR and Eleanor's graves as well as the grave of their dogs. The home was interesting and had original furnishings and artifacts. It was interesting to see how it was set up... More 

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Horseheads, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the FDR home for the second time & again found the tour to be very interesting & informative. I would recommend this for school-aged children through adults.

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Thank csp2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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 

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