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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

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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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4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
+1 800-337-8474
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Reviewed yesterday

The Roosevelt's home is located on the site of the Presidential Library and gives an insight into how the Roosevelt's lived.

Thank Barnycanbill
Reviewed yesterday

Felt like we were participating in history. One could almost feel his presence as everything was pretty much left a it was when he passed. Although from a family of means, one can feel his humility. Very grateful for the opportunity to see how this...More

Thank foxieCalifornia
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just down the road from the Vanderbilt estate. This is also a National Historic Site run by the National Park Service. Well worth the visit. Grounds and views are very good as well.

Thank scubamex
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went to the FDR site early on a Sunday morning and was able to get a ticket on the next tour. You buy tickets at the Visitor Center where the tour departs. The tour group walked to the mansion, which is .25 mikes away...More

Thank ranger937
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Of all the homes I visited in this area, this is the one I felt was lacking. We felt very rushed with this tour. We were told about things in each room before we saw the room. So by time you saw the room rooms...More

Thank bluesapphire24
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent the day here and at the library and at ValKill and there still is so much we could have seen. I recommend these sites to all Americans....it is critical to remember who we are and what our history is. The Roosevelts were quite...More

Thank mom5fay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many thing I didn’t know! Very interesting history and beautiful grounds and buildings, a real view into the past! Very informative guides. A must do

Thank mexiwonder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry to say that the home needs a lot of repair. Not one of the beautiful mansions but recommend you tour it based on the history of the house. Not a happy place and reflects that. Eleanor was very unhappy here - understandably. Views and...More

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I both loved the tour. Franklin and Eleanor are two of our favorite people. The tour revealed a lot of behind the scenes history.

Thank HappyCoupleNM
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can not buy tour tickets ahead of time. Doors open at 8:45 am and it is first come, first serve for tour tickets. We arrived on a Sunday morning at 8:50 am and were on the first tour at 9:30. We had time to...More

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October 13, 2018|
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Response from Susan O | Reviewed this property |
Why not call the museum and ask them this questions? It cannot hurt to ask and is probably the best way to ensure you have accurate information.
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
Kelly A
October 7, 2017|
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Response from Chimesboss | Reviewed this property |
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.