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“Very informative and interesting.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

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
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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.
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very informative and interesting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

We visited the weekend of Veterans day so it was free
We learned a lot from the 32nd President.Very scenic as we took the train along the Hudson river on a beautiful autumn day.Taxis are expensive compared in New York city..

Visited November 2013
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New Providence, New Jersey
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“If you like history, and in area....make sure you get a good tour guide”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

This place fascinated me from the outset. The grounds are amazing, and well maintained. The visitor center is a Greta place to stop in as well we bought the tour tickets to visit the house. I always review these places, with the fact that I have two young kids. They seamed to enjoy it...age 7 and 11.... The tour guide was a little off, and by the reactions of the group behind us, we missed out on this, however, my kids enjoyed it. The fact that they learned something, and still keep it with them from the visit , made it worth it to me.

Visited September 2013
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Clifton Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Such a beautiful home!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

I went here for the first time with a group of people because we couldn't get on an early tour at Valkill. So glad we came here because we went on an excellent tour of the grounds and the FDR house. Huge, beautiful and great vie.ws of the river and the mountains. We then saw the rose garden, where FDR and Eleanor are buried. Would love to see that in the warmer weather, when the flowers are in bloom.

Visited November 2013
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philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“The secrets of FDR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

You will be given a chance to see the home of FDR. From the birthing room, to the visitors room, the rooms of Sarah and Eleanor were interesting.
It was my first time to know that he was suffering from polio and the hidden wheelchairs are there.
The library of FDR was just so big with all the books.

Visited October 2013
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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great for history buffs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

It is always interesting to see where famous historical figures lived and the FDR home was no exception. The house itself is set on a beautiful stretch of land, but is somewhat gloomy inside, due to all the dark wood and over decoration typical of the period. It's always wonderful to see a property like this with a guide who is not only knowledgeable but downright passionate about the place and its owners. Our guide was just great--he had so many details to share about FDR, his presidency and private and family life. We realized that FDR was a far greater president than we thought, and that his policies and programs truly saved and transformed this nation. The film which precedes the tour is also very informative and not to be missed.

Visited October 2013
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