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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. Use our Hyde Park travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and other attractions in Hyde Park.
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  • FDR born in master bed room in 1882. House enlarged for his 6 children in 1915. Mansion still has original furniture of 1945, including the elevator the crippled President pulled up by ropes, since he...  more »
  • The home and displays were so much more impressive because of the thorough knowledge and appreciation exhibited by the National Park Service guide. Seeing FDR's home made it easy to understand why he ...  more »
  • Wonderful tour of the house for those interested in the life of FDR. Entrance to the house is by timed tour only, so try to get here early in the morning for the first hour tours. After the house, the...  more »
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  • I live about 75 minutes away from the FDR home and I go frequently. Parking is rarely an issue. The staff is wonderful. I never ate at the restaurant but will likely check it out someday. No admission. You are free to walk around and do whatever pleases you for free. You can pay for tours of a variety of places (I believe the library, mansion, etc.) I haven't but I did see a group outside one of the buildings and it seems like the staff does a great job on these tours. It is beautiful any time of year. I go for the hiking trails. There are multiple trails and each is worth checking out. I would say that most of the trails are easy. I love Inspiration Point! (About a mile hike on the blue trail). Ice Pond is about half a mile of easy hike with a man made waterfall. It's pretty. I have yet to get there during peak foliage season (went past peak once). It has to be awesome at peak! Go out of your way to check it out. I doubt you will be disappointed. Oh yeah. The last time I went was the first time the flower garden was open. It is lovely.
  • I'm a big history buff, and having a great historical site like this not too far from home is really neat. The tour of the house is fun because it's interesting to see how people lived in the past. For instance, there's an "ice house," where was harvested from the nearby Hudson River and then stored for use in the summer. There's an actual car that FDR used to drive along with some dog houses, a horse stable and lots of other neat things. One of the most humble spots is his gravesite. It's definitely worth taking a few moments here to reflect.
  • The FDR National Historic Site is a great place to visit. This site offers tours of FDR's home and self-guided tours of a museum and the grounds which includes the garden where FDR is buried. The museum goes through FDR's presidency and also has special exhibits. When I recently went, there is a special exhibit on the Japanese Internment Camps in World War II that goes through the end of 2017. This site also has wonderful trails around the property that lead to the river as well as to Eleanor's homestead off of Rt 9G.
  • Go to the presidential library. Very neat. Did not go inside the house. The gardens are nice too.
  • Lot to see. Plan on spending all day. Well laid out. User friendly site.