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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
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+1 845-486-7770
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Historic site features the home and estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt,...

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.

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I enjoy history and you certainly review it here. The Library Museum does a chronological order of FDR's Presidency and mentions all of the issues....good and bad he dealt with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dallastown, Pennsylvania

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Dallastown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoy history and you certainly review it here. The Library Museum does a chronological order of FDR's Presidency and mentions all of the issues....good and bad he dealt with. There is lots to see here....plus lots about family. Wish there were more actually artifacts on display. But lots to see. We didn't arrive in time to get a tour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a history enthusiast and my husband indulged me with a trip to Hyde Park to visit FDR's house and museum. We were not disappointed as it was unseasonably warm and we were able to enjoy the estate as well as take a tour to his childhood home. Our tour guide Andrew was funny, knowledgeable and eager to answer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two days here, absorbing its historical collections and its special exhibit of photos from the Japanese American internment. Admission tickets are good for two consecutive days. If at all possible, avail yourselves of the two days to see as much as possible in the museum. Be sure to visit the basement in the museum: it includes FDR's Oval... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The library/museum was very full of wall plaques to read and so we ran out of time to completely do it justice, but it was very good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third presidential library and the best yet. Having just been reengineered several years ago the museum has taken advantage of all the latest in visual entertainment science to provide a very significant presentation We arrived late afternoon anticipating a 1-2 hour tour of the museum and another 45-60 minute tour of his residence. After 90 minutes in... More 

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Athens, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pick a beautiful day to be outside - and spend it with presidential history in Hyde Park. It's a reminder of a different political time that is much appreciated given current events. The FDR Library is a wonderful space and the grounds are lovely to walk and enjoy. And - there's a gift shop and a small restaurant.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum and homestead combine to be a great educational experience. Plan to spend a full day there. The museum has so many unique artifacts that show the scope of his administrations. Eleanor's influences are also noted throughout. I found their home even more of a window to the lives they lived.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although FDR's home is a little off the main roads, it is worth the effort for those who wish to have a meaningful brush with history. The museum and visitor's center are accessible for self exploration, the home is visited only by park ranger guided tours. It was winter and visitors are much fewer, but on this day, the tours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent for History and Hiking. Recommend tour of cozy Home. Plan time to spend in Library. You can do a brief visit at library to get overall picture of information, then plan on coming back multiple times to dig in. Great for hiking. Trails lead to forest near river. Trails connect with Vanderbilt mansion. You can also hike to Eleanor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What made this an excellent experience was the historic significance of FDR's Library and Museum. If you enjoy libraries and museums you will enjoy this experience more.

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