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Visit FDR's 1826 home that remains almost exactly as it was at the time of the president's death in 1945, including the stables, icehouses, a walking trail, and the graves of Franklin and Eleanor located in the Rose Garden.
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

The house and the tour give a little peak into the life of one of the United States most important presidents. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Because of the heat we could not visit the second floor, but got to see the kitchens instead....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As you would expect great quality tour - our guide - Elizabeth- was very knowledgable and entertaining filling in much of the background about the President and his amazing achievements despite adversity. The home was fascinating along with the rose garden and barn. We were...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This location is in the same complex as the library. There is a shuttle than can be used on the grounds as well as bus service to other NP sites free of charge. Tours are available but we’re not being held the day of our...More

1  Thank Kruiz90
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

He was the only president that actually worked at the Library unlike other presidents. It was amazing! The guided tour of the home was very informative and the staff was great. I would go again during a cooler time of the year for more enjoyment...More

1  Thank F2104UNmariaj
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't have to state the obvious, however, pack a small picnic and eat on the grounds here. They provide picnic tables and garbage can, and plenty of area for walking and exploring the grounds here. Rich in history and awesome views of the river...More

Thank jfrey717
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought the house was worth visiting at least once but it paled in comparison to the outdoor areas and the library. The house is relatively small and does not exude his personality. Our park service guide was very good and shared a number of...More

1  Thank RoverPhiladelphia_PA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Springwood, the historical home of FDR has a unique quality to it. When you walk in it has that musty smell that is part of its charm and all the furnishings are the originals to the house. It is as if the family just left...More

1  Thank Justin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This home hosted royalty, celebrities, and politicians throughout Franklin Roosevelt's career. Although it reflects his mother's taste, it also demonstrated the accommodations made for his limitations. The ranger was knowledgeable about the family and the home and allowed us time to look at the many...More

1  Thank Carol D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled 3 hours to visit this site. The home is beautiful. The guide was amazing and gave us so much history about FDR, his family and the home. FDR's grave site is on the grounds in the garden.

Thank Ricmar60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour was led by Ranger Shannon. She had a wealth of information and enthusiasm. The day was very hot. But Shannon made sure that everyone was able to escape if the house became too warm. A particular benefit was to see how FDR navigated...More

1  Thank Tom M
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Bonnie M
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Whitni K | Reviewed this property |
My family went to FDR home/museum right when it opened (9 am) and got on the 9:30 tour for the home. The Ranger advised that the Val-Kill tour is actually the toughest to get because of limited group size, so if I had called... More
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Kelly A
October 7, 2017|
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Yes the home is reasonably barrier free including a lift to the second floor and shuttle service to the house from the visitor Cneter for those with mobility issues.
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Peter I
March 14, 2017|
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Response from annma | Reviewed this property |
What a great place for a high school class trip! Plan on at least 6 hours: --1/2 hour for the introductory video in the visitors center, --1 hour total for walking the grounds and for photos at the sculpture of Eleanor... More
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