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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
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$65.00*
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Hudson Valley New York Great Estates Pass
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Historic site features the home and estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Springwood, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the only Presidential Library used by a sitting president. It was conceived and built under President Roosevelt's direction and opened to the public in 1941.The Library's mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life. Our work is carried out by four major areas: Archives, Museum, Education and Public Programs.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Granby, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great place to see”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

History is there! Amazing journey back in time. Great and powerful displays of FDR's life. A must see by anyone who likes or loves history. Have to go back didn't have enough time in a few hours. I plan to spend whole day there to study more of the Library.

Visited July 2013
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Washington, DC metropolitan area
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wish more people would visit this and Honor FDR”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Was saddened by the number of teenagers who are ignorant of what FDR did for this country.Actually disrespectful. Parents new little more.
Was a joy to see the items on display

Visited May 2013
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Old Bethpage, New York
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous way to spend a few hours”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

On a very hot Sunday my wife and I visited the new Presidential Library and Museum which just opened on June 30, 2013. The exhibits, both interactive and static, tell the story of FDR from the depths of the depression through the New Deal to the Second World War. The exhibits brought that period to life, especially for children whose only contact with the history of the second quarter of the past century is through school textbooks. There is not too much text to read and the text is interspersed with movie pictures which run about 6 minutes long so that they keep the attention of even smaller children. I imagine that children above the age of ten would get the most from the exhibits. There is a small cafe for drinks and sandwiches. This is definitely worth a visit. Allen

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

I visited just 1 week after the museum opened and it is amazing! Very thorough treatment of FDR's life, including his love of pets, and the impact of polio. It also devotes space to Eleanor, and addresses his affair (or affairs) and the controversy over whether he could have done more to save Jews from the Holocaust.
The house is also interesting. You see it on a 3/4 hour tour led by a Park employee. Then you are free to wander the grounds and also see the Rose Garden, where FDR and Eleanor are buried.
My friend and I spent about 3 hours here, but you could spend the entire day.

Visited July 2013
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Scarsdale, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“FDR Museum Reopens”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

My wife and I visited the Museum last Friday. This was the first Presidential Library and clearly the best. The exhibits were excellent bring both FDR and history to life. I can highly recommend a visit.

Tony

Visited July 2013
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