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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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Freehold, New Jersey
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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank Jim0693
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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.

Thank Rosalie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Ladyj373
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Moira49
Horseheads, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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.

Thank csp2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 

Thank Walter B
New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 

Thank JNTiller
Middlefield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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.

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