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was conceived when Franklin D. Roosevelt decided that a separate property was needed to house his large collection of historical documents, books, and papers.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. Make Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum part of your personalized Hyde Park itinerary using our Hyde Park tour planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The Museum is very well present and we retraces all the political career of this president who was elected after the great crisis and that has managed the second world war. The exhibition is very educational and fun time for us Europeans who apparently did not have a big role...
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  • August 13, 2017
    Given the historic events that surrounded this president, I had very high hopes of the library and museum and it did not disappoint. Arrived at 9.15am just in time for a 9.30am tour of the President's...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    There are three National Park sites in Hyde Park. Roosevelt homestead, Vanderbilt estate and Val Kill (Eleanor Roosevelt's study). One can easily visit all three in a loop. The library and homestead a...  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    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.
  • July 9, 2017
    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.
  • July 8, 2017
    Very informative about the Roosevelt's and that time for our country. Would love to go back someday.
  • June 2, 2017
    All the information you've ever wanted in one place about President FDR. Very cool, but definitely what you make of it.
  • July 3, 2017
    Best Presidential collection I have seen, amazing grounds, arts and National Park Staff knew their history.

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