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“fascinating family history”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home
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$65.00*
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Hudson Valley New York Great Estates Pass
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 13, 2012

definitely wetted my appetite for learning more about the Roosevelts

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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Very educational, inspirational and interesting. Learn all kinds of non politicly charged details about what FDR dealt with when he was at home away from Washington!

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Reviewed March 1, 2012

The FDR home in Hyde Park, NY provides fascinating insight into both the past and the present in that the tour guides touch not only on FDR's role as a world leader but the history of Hyde Park and the surrounding areas. I visited the site recently with a client I was doing a writing job for and, though I thought I knew quite a bit about FDR and Dutchess County, discovered there was plenty I did not know. The guides are very accessible and friendly and the tour of the house places one directly in the past. There is a fee for the house tour (which also allows access to the museum on site) but entrance to the grounds is free. One may wander through the rose garden (where FDR, Eleanor, and FDR's dog Fala are buried along with another dog) or see the stables and wander the trails which wind down toward the Hudson River. The site is handicap accessible except, as far as I could see, for the upstairs of the FDR home. The visitor's center has a gift shop where snacks and souvenirs are available for purchase and there is a very informative film which plays in the small theatre there throughout the day concerning FDR. One buys tickets for the tour/museum in the vistor's center where there are also rest rooms. During the summer season a bus is available free of charge which takes visitors up to Top Cottage where FDR once entertained the King and Queen of England. I had actually thought Top Cottage was only a memory until the tour guide said it had been restored and was open to visitors in summer. A must-visit for anyone with an interest in President Roosevelt but also for anyone interested in local history concerning Dutchess County or the past of New York State. I recommend a day-long trip for the whole experience but the house tour and museum visit can be accomplished easily in under three hours. Highly recommended.

Thank Pryst
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

Have to admit that it looked like the Roosevelts had simply walked out the door. It's the real deal, kind of frozen in time.

Thank BWSiegenthaler
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

Want to understand our only four-term President? Start with his family, his home, and his connection to the land. Park service does its best with its limited resources.

Thank PaulKlee99
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