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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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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Plan on a lot of time to read when going into the library. Bob, our tour guide was excellent on house tour:)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plan on a lot of time to read when going into the library. Bob, our tour guide was excellent on house tour:)

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Thank Laura D
Highland, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take in the Museum, the house, the trails and stop by the rose garden and the gravesites. It's a moving and rewarding visit for any American. It's a place that shows our greatness.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderfully laid out progressing through his presidential years. Video presentations just superb. Admission ticket covers 2 days and that's a good thing since there is so much there.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ranger guided tour of the home was outstanding. We then had time to go into the library/museum on our own, which was very well done.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum holds your interest with a mix of documents, well done graphics and displays, videos and interactive settings. The cafe has a nice selection of lunch items with indoor and outdoor seating. The New Deal store has a good selection of books and souvenir items. The museum is very close to FDR's home so it is possible to combine... More 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our goal is to visit all the presidential libraries and this is the third we have been to. FDR was the first president to establish a library. It is well planned out, lots of videos (he was president during the great depression and WWII) so very interesting subject matter. The library is on the beautiful grounds of the Roosevelt home... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I were in Hyde Park for lunch at the CIA and decided to spend the morning at the Museum. You can spend the whole day at the complex but since we only had two hours, we bought tickets just to the Presidential Museum. We also hit an exhibit about the Japanese-American Internment camps which was very informative.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the family, and 3 hours was not enough just for the museum, let alone the tour of the house. Seems to be fairly well rounded, including mention of his affair with a secretary, and various comments of his political detractors throughout. Very entertaining and informative, lot of videos.

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Princeton NJ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised with the scope and depth of the library/museum collection- for a history buff it is totally amazing- seeing actually letters / communique from the FDR years - exchanges with Churchill, Stalin, elected officials etc. On a quiet day there saw everything and spent ~ 5 hours touring. The short newsreels at each area did a lot to illustrate... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are planning to go to the FDR house, the library is right near it. It's extremely interesting to see! It can take a long time to go through, depending on your level of interest. An interesting thing to know is this is the first presidential library ever! And the only one that a president ever actually worked in.... More 

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