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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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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
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4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wopatwoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time walking the grounds and seeing all the history saved. Roosevelt's home is something else and the Library is awesome.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WSINGUY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Betsy M
Reviewed 12 January 2019

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IllinoisTravel4Fun
Reviewed 17 December 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JermnyPA
Reviewed 14 December 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kinetic321
Reviewed 13 December 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Leah K
Reviewed 11 December 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jack L
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Recently renovated, this museum gives the visitor a tour through the historic life and presidency of FDR. Exhibits are modern, engaging and educational. Must see!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dan M
11 January 2019|
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Response from Wendybeth16 | Reviewed this property |
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
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Jack L
29 October 2018|
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Response from Wendybeth16 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - you can take photos but they emphasize no flash. I actually took some photos inside the house.
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12 August 2018|
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Response from msuzdak | Reviewed this property |
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...
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