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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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

FDR looms large in 20th Century history and this is a great place to see how he and his family lived away from Washington DC.

Thank MikeyBoy12804
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The library was amazing, with a tremendous amount of information, letters, books, film & recordings, and all sorts of FDR memorabilia. We spent the entire day in the area, going on the house tour & returning to the library but couldn't finish our tour. We...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Visited with my 12 year old grandson.....pleasantly surprised at how accommodating the park guides were in peaking his interest! There is a booklet in the visitors center which encourages the "junior secret service agent" to find historical facts regarding FDR. When complete, you receive a...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

What an incredible place, honoring the life and Presidency of FDR. When you first step into the museum, you are instantly drawn to the large portrait of the late, great man. But what stood out to me were the amazing letters that covered the wall....More

Thank kimbadreamer
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This library and tour of the house was wonderful. The thing that made this tour so great was our tour guide Shannon. She was so friendly and knowledgeable. Any question you asked her she knew the answer. She is also the town historian. After our...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

A very detailed collection of FDR/ER items. Different kind of displays with towers instead of horizontal.

Thank 97ozhappy
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Loved this museum - it goes so deep into FDR's presidency that anyone except the foremost experts will learn a ton of new things. It's definitely a great way to spend a few hours. The visitors center also has a nice gift shop and a...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The curators have done a really fantastic job walking people through FDR’s life in virtually every aspect. Incredibly well designed museum and explanations of events. I particularly liked the letters between him and the Allied powers for the war. How he handled political, military, and...More

Thank Hatzlacha
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum consists of the Roosevelt family home, FDR Library and Museum. There is access to Vanderbilt Mansion, Eleanor's Val-Kill and Franklin's Top Cottage (seasonal). The house is authentically decorated with family artifacts. The museum has exhibits on the life...More

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great estate, lots of history just a shame the cafe had closed for the holidays. Lots of places to walk.

Thank JASH09
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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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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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