Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park

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Get an intimate glimpse into the life of FDR at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, which has remained almost entirely unchanged since the president's death in 1945. This estate encompasses stables, icehouses, a walking trail, gardens, and the graves of both Franklin and his wife, Eleanor. The home, built in 1826, was established as a National Historic Site in 1945. Walk the halls where this figure was born and spent a majority of his time. The home is a popular destination, so be sure to reserve tickets for a one-hour ranger-guided tour first, then spend time in the visitor center while you wait for your tour time. Add Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt to your Hyde Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hyde Park sightseeing planner .
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  • I have been here a number of times over a thirty + years that I have visited friends and family in the area. It may have just been that the winter weather was not inviting for a long walk, or that it ...  more »
  • Plan a whole day at Hyde Park home and museum of FDR. So much to see we wore our feet out. It's so inspiring to start with the movie of his life and times, so different than times today. The house tou...  more »
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  • It is beautiful there and great to learn and look around. I would suggest going there on a nice spring or summer day. Beautiful
  • This is a great trip. The passes are good for 2 days. There is so much information here you really need the 2 days, although you could do it in one. The library and museum were th best part. The view is fantastic. This is a good place to go for a long walk and have a picnic.
  • Absolutely fantastic! In addition to the tour of the house ensure you have enough time to roam the grounds and to enjoy all aspects of the experience. Give yourself a good 2-3 hours to enjoy the presidential library. Do not miss the basement! My photos are from both the rose garden and the garden to the left of the visitors center building (when you are looking at the visitors center from the front main entrance).
  • Great museum. Detailed history. Tour guide was very informative. Learned new facts.
  • The house needs some fixing. Interesting tour covered by your annual national Park pass if you have one. Note the presidential library is a separate fee.
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