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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
+1 845-486-7770
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
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+1 845-486-7770
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"presidential library"
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"great depression"
in 66 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 16 reviews
"pearl harbor"
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"special exhibit"
in 23 reviews
"fireside chats"
in 33 reviews
"world war ii"
in 32 reviews
"his life"
in 46 reviews
"two days"
in 37 reviews
"fdr's presidency"
in 21 reviews
"history buff"
in 40 reviews
"house tour"
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"take your time"
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"on display"
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"fdr home"
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"home tour"
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent museum. It covers the FDR years as President. It is well laid out and will interest anyone with even a mild interest in history, WWII or the presidency. (Your ticket to visit includes the FDR Home and grounds.) This is a self-guided museum.

Thank Joseph M
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Reviewed yesterday

Visiting the FDR home and museum was a definite highlight of my visit to the Hudson Valley. Tour of the house was well done by a very knowledgeable member of the Park Service team and the museum is likewise very well done with a great...More

Thank Kalvia96
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fdr home and library are dedicated to one of the men who saved the US and the world during dark days of depression and war. Nice ranger tours. Prices high but we had pass.

Thank Ronpariser
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is designed to cater to The Tourist in a very organized and proper manner. The museum features The legacy OF FDR and his life OF greatness in The Face OF obstacles both global and personal. A must place to see when in upstate...More

Thank Gene P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This library is so well done. Huge collection of documents, film, and recordings of such important US history. Don’t miss the car in the basement, the Einstein letter, or the fireside chat recordings. We were there for 2 hours and couldn’t see everything.

Thank Nicole G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the tour of Roosevelt House and it was most informative. The ticket then allowed us to explore the library which had very good exhibits, which were informative and balanced in their presentation. Be sure to also visit Val-Kill Cottage.

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been for a few years and was pleasantly surprised with the updates to the museum...more "movies" good flow. Loved it. Don't miss the downstairs...the car is fun for the kids, and the president's desk is fun.

Thank BlueberryQ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a history buff you will love this place. Be sure to tour the family home as well as the Presidential Library.

Thank ATourist2day
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What more can I say, that hasn’t been said already. It’s a moving exhibition with memorabilia, artifacts, and multimedia presentations. You could easily spend three or four hours there between the library and the grounds. Presently, there’s an exhibition of WW II posters

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

I'm more of a JFK man, but i found myself extremely impressed with everything here--especially since most of the site was designed by FDR himself. The visitor's center was welcoming and we had an excellent park ranger as our tour guide. He answered every question...More

2  Thank John D
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Razorsue
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Response from dkata94598 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t understand your schedule. The ride shuttle meets the train in Poughkeepsie at 10:36 am and has you at the wallace visitor center by 11. The shuttle leaves at 5pm for the trip back to the train station back in... More
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June 16, 2017|
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Response from lholmok | Reviewed this property |
I would check on the morning of your trip and select the one with the least delays. Enjoy and have fun!
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Response from Laura D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I was visiting area and friend had car
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