Things to Do in Hyde Park

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Things to Do in Hyde Park

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  • 1eagleeye2017
    Vancouver, WA17 contributions
    We visited here in the late afternoon on two different days, but still didn't see the mansion or the library. We spent plenty of time walking the grounds and also spent several hours in the museum. Loved the museum.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • michelehokinson
    4 contributions
    It was actually fascinating to visit this time capsule in our history. Such an interesting period in US history and the unwavering dedication to the people of the US. Well worth the visit and I highly recommend joining the national parks as it is a great value
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • DarylJ552
    Carlsbad, CA3,109 contributions
    We drove to the Vanderbilt Mansion on a Sunday morning and got tickets for the 11:00 AM guided tour, free with my Golden Eagle National Park Pass. The 54 room mansion was built by Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt between 1896 and 1899. It had all the modern conveniences including, electricity, indoor plumbing and central heating. The home tour was guided by a very well informed park ranger and included most of the mansion. The Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic site was established in 1940.
    Written August 24, 2022
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  • patriciay455
    Baltimore, MD242 contributions
    While not the grand house of FDR, this cottage, the only one Eleanor ever owned, is a must to visit to learn about her early life.
    Written September 2, 2022
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  • William C
    South Lake Tahoe, CA31 contributions
    Hyde Park aka FDR Library has been on our "bucket list" for years. Driving up the Hudson Valley reach the estate was a beautiful experience itself. The Residence was well preserved and surprisingly accessible. Learning how FDR navigated the residence was intriguing. His Library was extremely informative and the personal office in the library was one he actually used! The scenery was breathtaking.

    Nearby was ValKill, a residence used by Eleanor - not as much interest. A short distance away was the Vanderbilt mansion - worth touring but not as a special trip. Opulence at its best.

    A short distance from Hyde Park was the impressive Culinary Institute of America. The grounds and buildings are also spectacularly beautiful. The "student restaurants" are open to the public and well worth stopping there to have a meal - our dinner was superb. Might need reservations.

    North of Hyde Park was the beautifully maintained "Olana State Historic Site," former residence of amous landscape painter Frederic Church. Unfortunately the home was closed to visitors the day we we there but the outside was impressive - designed to take advantage of the views of the upper Hudson Valey.
    Written June 10, 2022
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  • Anya G
    1 contribution
    I attended the beginners soap making class. I was provided with instructions and supplies needed for this class and the knowledge and confidence to make soap by myself at home. Andrea was patient and kind and answered all of my questions. I really enjoyed my experience and would highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys an interesting workshop and loves animals. I plan on participating in many more classes at the farm and have asked all my friends to join me.
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • Carol G
    1 contribution
    Your map shows this in Franklin Square, NY on New Hyde Park Road which is incorrect. You have an address in Hyde Park, and I don’t know where that is so I was unable to re-pin the location on your map. Perhaps someone else will pin the location correctly in Hyde Park.
    Written November 5, 2020
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  • John H
    Walpole, MA137 contributions
    I’d wouldn’t recommend driving across the country to visit the Hyde Park Train Station. However, if you are in the neighborhood (FDR Historic Site is only 2.1 miles away) go! It is where FDR’s body was brought by train to Hyde Park, for burial at his home. Even if closed, one gets a good view of the Hudson River and the Railway Express wagon and milk cans in front of the station are a reminder of a bygone era.
    Written October 2, 2017
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  • Carole B
    Toms River, NJ12 contributions
    I stopped in for a stroll around the shop in between tours of local historical sites. Lots of items, an amazing clock section, with a lovely selection of coppers which is always my main interest. I think, however, that the prices were a little steep. I did purchase two items, but the items I wanted most were just out of my range, though they were great pieces.
    Written November 13, 2019
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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,727 contributions
    I was able to finally tour the Hyde Park Historical Society as it was finally open. The volunteer who was there that day told me that there are a lot of new members and the museum had just gone through a renovation and resetting of the artifacts.

    The museum tells the story of the Town of Hyde Park and the surrounding areas. It has a display of bicycles when you walk in, displays on turn of the century clothing and accessories, pictures of the school system, the fire department, the police department and the businesses in the area. There are all sorts of artifacts from all the eras in the museum.

    The volunteer that they are starting to remount everything so to come back and see all the changes that will be going on. There are also lectures and walking tours planned.
    Written August 27, 2022
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  • astroarchitect
    Freehold, NJ286 contributions
    An interesting art exposition of works by local and nearby artists in a quiet home setting. Not a fancy or pretentious place with some fine paintings, watercolors, and sculptures to view. The exhibits rotate and you may just happen to fall upon something exactly to your liking. Free admission and plenty of parking.
    Written June 19, 2018
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  • john doe
    3 contributions
    went with the kids they had a great time we went for a family day out i would highly suggest it guess what? im level 2
    Written March 20, 2019
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  • Padytr
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India166 contributions
    We visited CII for dinner at Bocuse Restaurant. The Institute is worth a visit, lovely campus overlooking the Hudson. One could walk around the campus, dine at one of the many public restaurants - we dined at Bocuse, the French fine dining restaurant. Good choice for a special occasion. There are a number of other more casual restaurants, unfortunately most were close when we visited.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Theresa L
    Highland, NY24 contributions
    family friends couples kids love this place if your not afraid of heights enjoy yourseld not good for seniors thou
    Written August 8, 2017
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  • JohnAnthony
    26 contributions
    Driveins are a part of our history that continues to give children and adults alike wonderful movie experiences. I have learned there are many people who have not been to a drivein. This is madness. This is such a special experience, especially for kids. Also do not let the snack bar fool you. It looks like a small operation, but they stock restaurant quality foods and serve it to you hot. Bring your truck or SUV and hang out in the back, relax and enjoy 2 movies for less than the price of one ticket at one of the big name theatres. If not, just bring the car and maybe sit outside if it's a nice night.
    Written July 15, 2019
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