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Top Cottage - Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt

Hyde Park, NY
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“back porch” (8 reviews)
“king and queen” (12 reviews)
“front porch” (7 reviews)
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Hyde Park, NY
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"back porch"
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"king and queen"
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"front porch"
in 7 reviews
"shuttle bus"
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"living room"
in 7 reviews
"visitor center"
in 11 reviews
"comfortable chairs"
in 3 reviews
"val kill"
in 13 reviews
"story telling"
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"guide victor"
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"park ranger"
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"small group"
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"mind boggling"
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"private tour"
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"fdr library"
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"nps guide"
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"big house"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting a tour by a volunteer docent who loves the history, the landscape, the trails made this a memorable experience. She chatted with us sitting on the porch and pointed out where Winston Churchill sat, the Queen sat and so many others. It's off the...More

Thank hqueeniew
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Sculpture was part of the Berlin Wall and was designed by FDR’s Granddaughter. It is behind the Presidential Museum. It also has a bust of Churchill and FDR. Don’t miss.

Thank Laurence M
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

A stone cottage that nearly bankrupted the President, built for him with guidance from his female cousin. A retreat to which he brought dignitaries, including the King and Queen of England. Very plain compared the "official" home down the hill closer to the Hudson River.

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Top Cottage has been part of the FDR venue for quite a few years now, and it's a wonderful addition!! It appears regularly in books and is well worth the visit. FDR built this to get away from the Big House and be himself and...More

1  Thank RoundTopper
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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

I really liked how the park service has this tour set up. You go up, walk around for a few minutes, then you all head to the back porch to sit around in comfortable chairs and have a Q&A session. It was very relaxed while...More

1  Thank kzip79
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Take the short bus ride to Top Cottage and spend an hour or so viewing the interior and exterior of the cottage. The best part of the visit was the casual conversation with the National Park Service Ranger. He was excellent! So interesting telling us...More

Thank Texasgirl0915
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Another beautiful NPS site made even better by the ranger experience. Give yourself plenty of time to go through the museum.

Thank ssdirotm
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

The best part of Top Cottage is the hike and the history.It is a cute little place but not much to do when you get there but enjoy the view and the out side of a small house. However, I love the hike. It is...More

Thank micheleweight
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Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place to tour to see and hear more history on Franklin D Roosevelt. So nice to sit down and hear stories and see photos. Very relaxing to sit on outside porch. Our ranger was Demetri and he was awesome.

Thank Donna H
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

We toured the FDR Library and his Hyde Park Home one day and the next day went to Val Kil and wanted to go to Top Cottage which was listed in the brochure and could not find any signs or directions to it. I am...More

1  Thank lmk1126
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