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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917
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+1 845-486-7770
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Historic site features the home and estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt,...

Historic site features the home and estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Springwood, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the only Presidential Library used by a sitting president. It was conceived and built under President Roosevelt's direction and opened to the public in 1941.The Library's mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life. Our work is carried out by four major areas: Archives, Museum, Education and Public Programs.

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Fascinating day trip from NYC

We spend a long and fascinating day at the FDR, seeing the house, the grounds and the museum and really enjoying the opportunity to learn more about FRD and Eleanor. As well as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spend a long and fascinating day at the FDR, seeing the house, the grounds and the museum and really enjoying the opportunity to learn more about FRD and Eleanor. As well as the amazing history showcased here, you have the chance to see a truly beautiful but somewhat out of the way part of the US, a real treat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Do plan your arrival time so that you can view the 20 minute video before joining a house tour. Video shown on the hour and half past. The library and museum have a wealth of info. I was a little surprised at the amount on Eleanor here as she has her own Val Kil property Don't miss the lower level... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very impressed with the interactive presentations. Learned a lot of interesting history of FDR including the excellent exhibit of Pearl Harbor. Well preserved memorabilia from all times of his life. Also enjoyed highlighting of Eleanor's involvement and activism. We spent hours reading almost every caption, very interesting. History buffs will definitely enjoy the day here and at the home as... More 

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Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is a great museum to learn about the life of president Franklin D. Roosevelt. The tour of Roosevelt's home Springwood is very in depth and informative. The tour guide told information about the house, and also about Franklin's family and his experiences at the home. The Presidential Library and Museum has fascinating... More 

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited the FDR library to see the Pearl Harbor display and was deeply impressed with the exhibit. It was a good reminder of the feelings of the isolationist mentality of the public prior to the attack, and the lack of readiness and miscommunication of the armed forces at that time. The displays and informative videos were excellently displayed. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was more than I could have imagined. There are interactive exhibits that everyone from children to adults can enjoy and learn from. The most wonderful was the example of the speech written where you can see where world history was crossed out and "infamy" was written in its place. There you have it. This is a must see place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to see the Pearl Harbor exhibit and it was very nice. They had a lot of things related to that day and FDR. The setup was nicely done. They should make this a permanent display.

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Westwood, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free parking at the Visitor's Center, purchase your ticket good for 2 day visit, watch the 20 minute film in the auditorium then meet your tour guide around the mosaic floor tile map of Hyde Park and take a 1/4 mile walk over to the Roosevelt Home. Tour guide was knowledgeable for this hour long tour, made the house and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of history associated with FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt cannot be overstated. The museum is just wonderful. Reading the documents, typed and handwritten by the President is a window on history. The reports on Pearl Harbor or the Doolittle Raid sent shivers down my spine. A letter from King George about Winston Churchill is absolutely personal. The site is... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Library/Museum and the Roosevelt home are located together on the same grounds so no need to move your car once parked. There is so much to see in the museum that you can easily spend the whole day. I liked the way the museum is laid out by timelines and also all the film viewing areas in each section.... More 

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