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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There was plenty I didn't get to do as a result of COVID, but I was a little overwhelmed seeing the home of FDR. There was an informational plaque showing you where his bedroom was, which was... more »
Don't go!!! There is Goose Poop everywhere you walk!!! Every year it's the same, they never get rid of the geese and the problems they create! more »
If you're a history buff (or not) you have to visit the FDR library/museum/home. One of the most extensive collections of artifacts laid out in an easy to follow progression. You could spend days seeing everything. Definitely recommend you take tour of house as the docents are extremely knowledgeable and informative. Our guide Jerry was personable and funny- he did a great job.
There is a lot of history to enjoy in the Roosevelt home, and we had an excellent national parks service guide to take us through it and share relevant stories. If you come here, be sure to allow a couple of hours to also see the Franklin Museum and Library. The exhibits and short films pertaining to the Roosevelt era are excellent.
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