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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Historic site features the home and estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt,...

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.

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If you love history and/or the beauty of the Hudson River Valley, a visit to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum are a must.

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New Paltz, New York
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If you love history and/or the beauty of the Hudson River Valley, a visit to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum are a must.

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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth the price off admission. If you are 62 or over do yourself a favor and purchase a national parks card. Good at all our national parks and it is currently 10.00 though one of the park rangers told us it will be going up to 80.00 next year. Our notice was free for RED home and the museum... More 

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Bethapge
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our self guided tour through the Library. Very well done. Enjoyed the lay out. the short films were excellent. Felt I learned a great deal about FDR, eleanor and the times.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A huge history lesson by touring a 4-term Presidential Museum. The Presidential Museum covers The Depression, Social Security, New Deal, NLRB, REA, TVA, WPA, Polio (March of Dimes), Pearl Harbor, Atomic Bomb, D-Day, four freedoms, and finally, his his resting place. Make the FDR Museum visit a weekend getaway my staying across the street at the Golden Manor motel, and... More 

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Thank NeilMavis
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a history buff but had never visited a presidential library before. The exhibits were interactive, the films rich and informative and the audio segments, that emulated Fireside Chats were amazing. I didn't dig the war parts so much but I may have had Museum fatigue setting in by that point. I loved learning more about FDR and his... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds and the Henry Wallace Center and the FDR Library provide plenty to see and absorb. Recent exhibition on Japanese Internment was full of photos, stories and a brief film on this dark period of American history. During the year many free lectures of interest. Hear Blanch Wiesen Cook talk about her final volume on Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had wanted to go to the FDR property for years and so glad I finally got there. You can spend an hour or more looking at all the memorabilia here. Well worth a visit.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about President Roosevelt's Library, home and his get away cottage was excellent! The video at the beginning of the tour set the stage and the volunteer docent gave a detailed tour of the house (she had 26 years of experience). Her knew the answers to each question. The Library is extensive and contains an informative collection of his years... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with the movie and did the FDR house tour with a docent who was exceptional followed by the presidential library and museum and burial grounds. With a senior pass it is $6 bucks a piece. A visiting exhibit of the Japanese internment camps during World War II was on display with many photographs, audio and videos gave us... More 

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Southbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house, library and grounds all a must see. Hope to come back when gardens are in bloom. Park guides are informative and helpful. The library is chock full of so much to learn and presented quite well with no real political slant-refreshing. Very glad we went.

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