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“Insight into Fascinating Historical Figure” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
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US$65.00*
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Hudson Valley New York Great Estates Pass
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 Roosevelt's direction and opened to the public in 1941.The Library's mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life. Our work is carried out by four major areas: Archives, Museum, Education and Public Programs.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Scarsdale, New York
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Insight into Fascinating Historical Figure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Great experience touring the FDR home and museum. So much to explore and learn about the Roosevelts! The newly remodeled museum had so many interesting, interactive displays and any history buff will be captivated by the stories of a political powerhouse. Highly recommend this experience!

Visited November 2013
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Fords, New Jersey
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“A Learning Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

The FDR Presidential Library and Museum has just completed renovations and looks great. Walking through the library takes you through his life from boyhood through his death and after. As you walk through the library you get a chronological education on not just what happened during his life but why and how history happened. The museum is expertly put together using letters, artifacts, and interactive movies and displays.

Visited November 2013
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Sydney
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“Fascinating period in history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Loved the house, and the museum & library. Very well displayed exhibits and takes you through a very interesting period in US and world history in an engaging way. If you're on the Roosevelt trail or just in the area, with even the vaguest interest in history, make sure you go.

Visited September 2013
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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“excellent museum, great learning experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Our first visit to a presidential museum and I wonder if they are all so good. We spent hours going through the exhibits and some are multimedia: read about FDR's radio addresses, then push a button to hear one (he spoke clearly and simply, really powerful). The museum does not look large but be aware it can take a long time to go through. We were there about three hours and did not finish.

Highlights: FDR had a Ford Phaeton configured so he could drive it with his hands. It's in the museum. The comments of the Queen are next tot he car, saying she was quite terrified when FDR drove her and King George at high speed to the famous hot dog picnic. Priceless.

Visited October 2013
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Smithtown, New York
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“First Pres Library”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

This was our first trip to a presidential library. It was included in our misadventure of the FDR house. They have a very interactive set up of the golden years of Franklin and Eleanor. The layout was kind of confusing, once you got in it was difficult to get out. The best part of the exhibition was FDR's actual office. He is the only president to use his Presidential Library office while still in office

Visited October 2013
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