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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  • Early morning tour of FDR home with very knowlegeable park ranger. Very inexpensive and really worth seeing. 
    Early morning tour of FDR home with very knowlegeable park ranger. Very inexpensive and really worth seeing.  more »
  • We had tickets for the home tour at 1:30 PM on a Saturday and met The National Park Service Ranger at the front door. The home was built in 1867 by Roosevelt's parents and FDR was born there in 1882.....  more
    We had tickets for the home tour at 1:30 PM on a Saturday and met The National Park Service Ranger at the front door. The home was built in 1867 by Roosevelt's parents and FDR was born there in 1882.....  more »
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  • Highly recommend. Our park ranger/tour guide was extremely into the history of FDR. So he had all the answers to our groups questions. He did some verbal imitations of FDR along with demonstrating his actual walking with his leg braces. The mansion was set up so that you viewed each room through a doorway and you were not permitted to actually enter each room. This made it tough to take certain pictures but all mansions are set up this way so it is what it is. The gardens were very pleasant. All very educational.
  • My husband and I visited this week since this was on his bucket list. For a president who was handicapped this historic site was not very accessible to people who have physical challenges. My husband attempted and made it only to the presidential library. We watched the park ranger oversee a few men dig a hole. He never said a word as my husband struggled to walk. However on the bright side everyone should visit Eleanor's home. The park rangers there were wonderful. Wendy immediately noticed my husband's struggle to walk. She was patient, kind, and thoughtful. The ranger inside the home spent time talking history with my husband. Give these guys a raise. Great government employees. Hopefully someone will take notice and make a few changes.

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