Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park

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4.9/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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was conceived when Franklin D. Roosevelt decided that a separate property was needed to house his large collection of historical documents, books, and papers.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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  • Very pleasant and educational experience. I'd forgotten so much of what was summarized and presented here. Great collection and honest presentation of a President who did change the landscape of the A...  read more »
  • This National Park does a great job of presenting the FDR Library and Museum as well as FDRs childhood home, Springwood. A National Park will guide you to Springwood and give you a nice historical ove...  read more »
  • Having been to 4 Presidential Libraries, a visit to this one quickly drives home just how incredibly much Roosevelt achieved during his terms in office. You could easily spend a full day here and stil...  read more »
  • "Journey Back to the Days of FDR" - We visited the FDR estate, Presidential Library and Museum. The two are co-located. The tours of the house are guided, and scheduled in groups, so there is time to go through the Library and Museum. The museum is modern and contains many artifacts and history from his life, and 4 terms as President from 1933 to 1945 when he passed away. I enjoyed looking at his car that had been rigged so FDR could drive without the use of his legs. After going through the Library, we joined our tour and went through the house with the National Parks tour guide. The house is large, but cut up with many rooms, so it feels cozy. It is decorated with the original items that they owned. Also, at the house is the horse stable, and the burial site of Franklin and Eleanor in the Rose Garden.
  • Loved it. Bought a bunch of memorabilia. Loved the tour guide's knowledge.
  • It took us one and a half days to cover all of this as well as Eleanor's house. This is an amazing collection of history. We are trying to visit all Presidential libraries and this rates right up at the top. Do not miss it and do not try to do it in a couple of hours.
  • Very well done and interesting.
  • Well designed and organized.
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