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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...more
All reviews presidential library great depression interactive displays special exhibit fireside chats world war ii two days history buff his life house tour fdr's presidency take your time on display several hours fdr home self guided tour home tour
My friends and I visited here before heading to the airport. We took the tour of the home. Definitely go on the guided tour, the docents are very informative. We then went to the museum, we spent about 2 hours, and could have been there...More
Our visit to the FDR Presidential Library was without question the best of the 6 Presidential Libraries we have visited. From the outside the building looked like the library would be small but after 5-6 hours inside we decided that looks were deceiving! Not only...More
Was surprised at how moved I was by the museum exhibits on WWII. Very well done. Material presented in a way that let you take in a tremendous amount of information painlessly. Could have spent an entire day and still come back for more. Especially...More
There is so much to see at this site! Touring the home gave good insights into how the Roosevelts lived--and how poorly Eleanor R. was treated by her mother-in-law. Most telling is the tiny room allotted to Eleanor, while FDR's mother had a huge, elegant...More
There was a lot to take in which was no surprise considering FDR served 4 terms. Apparently all are not as impressed as I was to see the measures taken to bring a country out of the Great Depression. I heard one couple lamenting the...More
The first presidential library planned and built at the behest of the President after his death. The Roosevelt Family home is period perfect, the gardens beautiful and to see the final resting place of FDR, Eleanor and their dog, Fala, is very touching.
You really get the flavor and the 'Story" as to who the Roosevelts were and how they "worked". Very informative and important for all to visit to "get" what it was like and all the major players of that era.
On arrival visitors will be greeted with one or two polite & helpful young ladies. They will supply any information on all four Franklin D. Roosevelt sites and the Vanderbilt Mansion. Each visitor will be given instructions to the Mansion & Eleanor's Valkill Collage. Franklin's...More
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Was out of town and just saw this. Hopefully, you already have an answer. We came by tour bus from Dc so no flying involved. Driving, as mentioned by others, is probably the easiest. The website does offer other... More
Was out of town and just saw this. Hopefully, you already have an answer. We came by tour bus from Dc so no flying involved. Driving, as mentioned by others, is probably the easiest. The website does offer other possibilities. I know that there are train/bus services to the area. If you still need infor, I'd call the library (the folks there seemed super helpful) and see what they say about connections - I'm sure they have had the question before.
There is a tram to bring you in between structures if you require it and there is also an elevator in each of the buildings. If you don’t require either there are nice gardens and parkland to walk through...