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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

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Address: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
Phone Number: +1 800-337-8474
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visit FDR's 1826 home that remains almost exactly as it was at the time of...

Visit FDR's 1826 home that remains almost exactly as it was at the time of the president's death in 1945, including the stables, icehouses, a walking trail, and the graves of Franklin and Eleanor located in the Rose Garden.

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As per my review of the museum, it is really good. The house in particular gives one a good sense of what the Roosevelts were like as people. That adds a certain dimension that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chappaqua, New York

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Chappaqua, New York
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As per my review of the museum, it is really good. The house in particular gives one a good sense of what the Roosevelts were like as people. That adds a certain dimension that always makes history more real --for me anyway.

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Glenside, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3rd visit here, much improved by Nat'l Park Service, always a meaningful visit. Highly knowledgeable Ranger tour guide, friendly visitor center staff, lovely grounds, so perfect a contrast in late 2016!!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the trip back in time to FDR's birthplace and home. Ranger guide was very well-versed in FDR and the history of the home. This is national park site but you cant visit the FDR library and museum without a separate admission fee. The grounds are worth the stroll as well. Visit the carriage house and the garden.burial place for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Park guides are knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed walking around the property and imagining the bygone era of Franklin and Eleanor. I was disappointed not to be able to see the Hudson from the back, as trees have grown up, in spite of their wishes to protect the view.

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in NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour starts at the visitors center, make sure you check out the made from tile map of the park, it is quite impressive. Unfortunately for us it was pouring when we toured so we missed a leisurely stroll, & didn't get to check out some of the statuary or the gardens. We Will come back. Bought by Franklin's father... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Purchasing tickets at the visitors center, you take a short walk with a National Park personnel who gives you the history of the home where FDR grew up. This is the home where FDR was born in as well as laid to rest.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful look into FDRs personal and political life. Amazing to compare his estate with Vanderbilt's just down the road and the lifestyle FDR chose.

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Occoquan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very detailed museum! Recordings of FDR's fireside chats to the country. History of FDR from birth through 4 elections to the presidency til his death laid out in easy-to-follow chronological order. Great place for kids to learn the history of FDR!

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midwest usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the last of October 2016 and they weren't very busy. The mosaic at visitor center gives you a lay out of the area. We ate breakfast early and then visited Val-Kill and then went to the visitor center on the same property as FDR'S home and library. You can visit the library for as long as you want... More 

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Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an afternoon at Val-Kill and the FDR home. The tours were both excellent with very knowledgeable Park rangers. The movies were well done and informative. The information about FDR and Eleanor was uplifting and you walk away knowing these were great Americans who really did a lot for our country. This was especially meaningful since the election had... More 

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