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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  • Our park ranger (Jason, I believe?) was superb, sharing an impressive amount of information in our available time. Each section of the home property and house interior had an interesting fact, tidbit,...  more »
  • A very interesting home to visit. The tour was very informative . The house itself could do with some repairs on the outside, rotting wood and paint peeling. Very dark inside, obviously to preserve th...  more »
  • What an amazing place to go. We toured FDR house (well his moms house) and it was really interesting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and added a lot of insight. This place is also very reasonably priced and if you dont want to do the tour or the library it's free to walk the grounds. The tour is 10 dollars the library is 10 dollars. Again great place we will be back for the library.
  • One of the most awesome historic places to visit in the States. Well preserved mansion, great tour guides, well manicured grounds and views, nice gift shop. The room outlining the historical timeline of FDR government’s targets and accomplishments describes the situation in the country in the 1930’s, the needs of the people, national security, who and how addressed them, etc. A must see for all.
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