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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

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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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Visit FDR's 1826 home that remains almost exactly as it was at the time of...

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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A nice visit in the warmer days ahead

It was a great way to spend a day with my wife. The price for seniors is great. Tour guide was knowledgeable and we enjoyed both the house tour & the film. There is a rather... read more

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Cole O
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Katonah, New York
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Katonah, New York
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65 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a great way to spend a day with my wife. The price for seniors is great. Tour guide was knowledgeable and we enjoyed both the house tour & the film. There is a rather long walk from the reception center to the house and on a cold rainy day it's no fun. Crowds were small and advance reservations... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best time visiting the FDR house. This was the house his mother owned and he grew up in (he has several houses.) But it was very interesting to see where he actually lived at. He is also buried here. There is a tour guide that tell you about the bottom floor, primarily.

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Albany, New York
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just after FDR died, Eleanor Roosevelt closed up the house he had lived in all his life and turned it over to the National Park Service. That selfless act left visitors with the unique ability to see the Roosevelt home just as Franklin Roosevelt did - his clothes still in the closets, his books still on the shelves. Guided tours... More 

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Berlin, MA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited at the same time as FDR's library. FDR and Eleanor 's graves are here. It is interesting to see where FDR always went back to. It is interesting for its collections, decorations and antiques in addition to historical interest.

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Boerne, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are lovely with walking trails and various buildings. Unfortunately, we did not have time to visit the museum but the tour of FDR's family home, Springwood, was well worthwhile. Stop to see the brief film in the visitor center before you take the tour. Springwood was FDR's spiritual home, and experiencing it will add to your understanding of... More 

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Thank clark116
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This home gives one a more complete understanding of the Roosevelt family. It has a very warm and lived in feeling. Incredibly art work, knick knacks, and furniture from the family is openly displayed like they were still living there. Take the tour, the guides are very knowledgeable. They are patient and answer all questions the group may have.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is as it was in the 40s. It doesn't take much time to go through it, but it does add a lot to the experience of the visit. For a student of history, this is a must see. The park rangers are incredibly knowledgeable about everything, and are polished presenters.

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Jonestown, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have toured many President's homes over the past and the Roosevelt home ranks up there with the homes from Virginia. Make sure you see the film before you take the tour. It was nice to leisurely look at the rooms the Roosevelt's used for entertaining and then the ones used privately. The museum is very extensive and you could... More 

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Miller Place, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They say his home is 95% original which makes for an interesting tour. Not a giant place which is indicative of the times. The house was really FDR's mother's home until she died in 1941. It's easy to see Eleanor's influence in the home is not there. She and mother-in-law didn't mix. Second visit for us. Great history. Stick with... More 

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Long Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

FDR's home is beautiful and full of history! We were a little disappointed by the tour. Most of the talk took place on the walk from the museum to the house. The information we did get was great, but once at the house, the guide mainly acted as a security guard and visitors were left to wander the house themselves.... More 

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