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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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4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
+1 845-486-7770

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was our third presidential library and the best yet. Having just been reengineered several years ago the museum has taken advantage of all the latest in visual entertainment science to provide a very significant presentation We arrived late afternoon anticipating a 1-2 hour tour...More

2  Thank CLG1111
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Pick a beautiful day to be outside - and spend it with presidential history in Hyde Park. It's a reminder of a different political time that is much appreciated given current events. The FDR Library is a wonderful space and the grounds are lovely to...More

1  Thank catskill2016
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The museum and homestead combine to be a great educational experience. Plan to spend a full day there. The museum has so many unique artifacts that show the scope of his administrations. Eleanor's influences are also noted throughout. I found their home even more of...More

1  Thank ChangingTimes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Although FDR's home is a little off the main roads, it is worth the effort for those who wish to have a meaningful brush with history. The museum and visitor's center are accessible for self exploration, the home is visited only by park ranger guided...More

1  Thank John F
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Excellent for History and Hiking. Recommend tour of cozy Home. Plan time to spend in Library. You can do a brief visit at library to get overall picture of information, then plan on coming back multiple times to dig in. Great for hiking. Trails lead...More

1  Thank macska2016
Reviewed 28 January 2017

What made this an excellent experience was the historic significance of FDR's Library and Museum. If you enjoy libraries and museums you will enjoy this experience more.

2  Thank pjspeed
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We spend a long and fascinating day at the FDR, seeing the house, the grounds and the museum and really enjoying the opportunity to learn more about FRD and Eleanor. As well as the amazing history showcased here, you have the chance to see a...More

2  Thank perthtravellor
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Do plan your arrival time so that you can view the 20 minute video before joining a house tour. Video shown on the hour and half past. The library and museum have a wealth of info. I was a little surprised at the amount on...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Very impressed with the interactive presentations. Learned a lot of interesting history of FDR including the excellent exhibit of Pearl Harbor. Well preserved memorabilia from all times of his life. Also enjoyed highlighting of Eleanor's involvement and activism. We spent hours reading almost every caption,...More

1  Thank MsM56
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is a great museum to learn about the life of president Franklin D. Roosevelt. The tour of Roosevelt's home Springwood is very in depth and informative. The tour guide told information about the house, and also about...More

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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!
28 May 2017|
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Response from Laura D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I was visiting area and friend had car
20 November 2016|
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Response from Paul S | Property representative |
You can take Metro North from NYC to Poughkeepsie. There is a bus that travels along Rt. 9 and you can find more information at the Dutchess County Transportation website. The Roosevelt RIde bus only operates during the... More