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was conceived when Franklin D. Roosevelt decided that a separate property was needed to house his large collection of historical documents, books, and papers.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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  • The Japanese WWII internment exhibit was an eye opener and very well documented. The entire museum is very well done and informative  more »
  • Together with the presidential home, the exhibits present the life of FDR and the period leading up to - and through - World War II, including the depression era and Roosevelt's programs to restore th...  more »
  • Excellent museum that has a good flow and was well thought out. There is much historical information provided. You can do the museum separate from the house tour or can include both if you have the ti...  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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