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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
+1 800-337-8474
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
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+1 800-337-8474
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"rose garden"
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"presidential library"
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"his mother"
in 38 reviews
"visitor center"
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"tour guide"
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"house tour"
in 49 reviews
"franklin delano roosevelt"
in 19 reviews
"the national park service"
in 44 reviews
"second floor"
in 30 reviews
"roosevelt home"
in 35 reviews
"grew up"
in 11 reviews
"national treasure"
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"burial site"
in 16 reviews
"val kill"
in 51 reviews
"self guided"
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"great tour"
in 28 reviews
"step back in time"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

FDR’s home and library. It is packed with artifacts and information about the man and his presidency. It is well worth an afternoon. FDR and Elinor are buried on the property.

Thank JohnnyFry1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is humbling in The sense OF The simplicity OF The House. Grandeur and aprreciative OF The historical significance OF The place. A good first hand look at life OF a president during those Times. A must place to see.

Thank Gene P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guided tour of this home was wonderful. Our guide, Paul, was knowledgeable, answered all of our questions, and seemed passionate about the information. He also let us explore at our own pace each floor and was available for whatever we needed.

Thank Nicole G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is not intensive. It is basically "look around on your own" because of space issues in the home. Probably luck of the draw as far as tour guide. The rose garden and stables are open and available, but not on the tour. I...More

Thank BlueberryQ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the visit, enjoyed the video presentation prior to the house tour. Cooper was our guide, he had a very nice loud voice.......he was very knowledgeable an we enjoyed his presentation. Being that it is a national monument, it is well maintained and our...More

Thank Winnebago2010
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always like to see how people that have significantly impacted our history lived. To see where the president was actually born and raised was a treat. His mother unfortunately was a very overbearing woman apparently to the degree she made her daughter in law...More

Thank LongIslandGiirl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's always interesting to see how people lived in earlier times. FDR's home is no exception. The grounds (a working farm) and visiting his and Eleanor's burial spot is worth a visit.

Thank patC6186YC
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The tour would have definitely been 5 stars if there weren't 50+ of us allowed to do the tour at one time. That was way too many people to be intimate and enjoyable. We go on many, many tours and have never dealt with more...More

Thank KimberH0422
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We have senior NPS passes but forgot them. :-( So .... did a tour around the home and grounds without buying a ticket. We enjoyed the back of the home overlooking the tree lined river. The gardens weren’t planted yet but we did see the...More

Thank Sherry L
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

the family home was such a cool place to see! beautiful architecture on a beautiful day! it took us 4 years of my sister in college in the area to stop by, but it was worth it!

Thank novagirl11kd
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Bonnie M
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Response from Donna H | Reviewed this property |
I recommend an overnight stay and include Val-Kil in your visit.
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Kelly A
8 October 2017|
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Response from Chimesboss | Reviewed this property |
Yes the home is reasonably barrier free including a lift to the second floor and shuttle service to the house from the visitor Cneter for those with mobility issues.
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Peter I
15 March 2017|
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Response from annma | Reviewed this property |
What a great place for a high school class trip! Plan on at least 6 hours: --1/2 hour for the introductory video in the visitors center, --1 hour total for walking the grounds and for photos at the sculpture of Eleanor... More
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