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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

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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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4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We showed up Sat Feb 2 - first weekend after shut down. First time back for most of the folks we met since the end of December. They were happy. We were happy. Our tour was at 930a and it was just my husband and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Garret N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful insight into Eleanor and FDR's life on the Hudson River. Interesting learning of his mother's role, his struggle to remain independent after becoming disabled, and Eleanor's coping mechanisms. The house is fascinating, the river views are awesome (esp in spring) and the grave site...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Betsy M
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Birthplace and home of our only 4 term president. The house is maintained as it was during FDR's presidency. See where he was born, where he broadcast his fireside chats, and where he greeted foreign dignitaries and royalty. Don't miss his and Eleanor's gravesites in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pzlund
Reviewed December 16, 2018

I have been to FDR's home several times and always find it enjoyable. I went last weekend to see it decorated for the holidays. It was a little underwhelming, but Val-Kill made up for it. I was disappointed to notice that there were signs of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Thje FDR home and Library are wwell worth the time.Very interesting and great tour guides. I would go again!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tommyboy48331
Reviewed December 3, 2018

A tour starts at the visitor center, a 1/4 mile from the home. Cooper-our ranger guide-first gave a long & very detailed history of Franklin's life-birth, growing up, schooling-was completely home schooled here-becoming a lawyer, disabled with polio, two terns as New York State governor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Visiting the Roosevelt Estate identified one with one of the greatest presidents of all time along with the leadership qualities we need for America to succeed. His home was well preserved that reflected a modest wealth. The library returned visitors to a period in time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dkaksti
Reviewed November 14, 2018

I hadn't been to FDR's home in many years, so we decided to bring our 13 year old. We took the 1 hour guided tour. We all learned a lot and enjoyed our day at both the FDR home and museum very much. I was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lee369444
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

While I appreciate FDR’s home being open to the public, I wish the guided tour hadn’t been quite so quick. Crowded with tourists, it didn’t leave much time or space for exploring the house itself. The guide was knowledgeable and provided interesting commentary, but to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kingbyriverk
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Definitely worth a visit. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Make sure you also visit FDR's library next to the visitor center. It is full of interesting exhibits, videos and sound clips. Notice what FDR accomplished in his first 100 days.The tour is about an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 13, 2018|
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Response from Susan O | Reviewed this property |
Why not call the museum and ask them this questions? It cannot hurt to ask and is probably the best way to ensure you have accurate information.
Bonnie M
February 22, 2018|
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Response from whitnik2016 | Reviewed this property |
My family went to FDR home/museum right when it opened (9 am) and got on the 9:30 tour for the home. The Ranger advised that the Val-Kill tour is actually the toughest to get because of limited group size, so if I had called... More
Kelly A
October 7, 2017|
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Response from Chimesboss | Reviewed this property |
Yes the home is reasonably barrier free including a lift to the second floor and shuttle service to the house from the visitor Cneter for those with mobility issues.