Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park

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The first presidential library built in the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum was conceived when Franklin D. Roosevelt decided that a separate property was needed to house his large collection of historical documents, books, and papers. The library's research facilities and traditional study were converted to a high-tech interactive exhibit space in the 21st century, but Roosevelt's personal study has remained unchanged. Roosevelt spent many hours in the study organizing important documents, and even delivered his radio fireside chats from the room. This library set the precedent for the Presidential Libraries Act in 1955, stating that each president's papers and documents should be stored in one place for public access. Consider purchasing a reduced-price combined ticket to the library and the FDR house in nearby Hyde Park. Plan your Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Hyde Park using our Hyde Park trip itinerary website .
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  • We have been to many presidential libraries. This one is excellent! Great combination of archival photos, artifacts, information to read and videos. You could easily spend an entire day here. Really w...  more »
  • The library is well designed and very informative. I really enjoyed how they detailed and combined the information on both FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. They were both amazing.  more »
  • Hyde Park is a compelling place for modern American history. A man and woman born of wealth that lived for the people of America through the most trying days. They had honor, humility, and great coura...  more »
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  • Great immersion into the 1930s and 40s. The library does a great job of telling the story of the Roosevelt legacy. The temporary exhibit if Japanese internment was very powerful.
  • Very historic and informative, took my grand daughter for her birthday, she loved it and so did I. I would recommend for children over 10.
  • Very informative about the Roosevelt's and that time for our country. Would love to go back someday.
  • All the information you've ever wanted in one place about President FDR. Very cool, but definitely what you make of it.
  • Best Presidential collection I have seen, amazing grounds, arts and National Park Staff knew their history.

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