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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
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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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History stands tall

Regardless of politics, you'll wonder out loud why we can't produce politicians like this any more as some of America's most important history is brought back to life. From... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The FDR library and museum is really well done. The exhibits are a nice balance of audio, video, and print. There are several interactive displays. It is really engaging. Around three hours are probably needed to really see everything, even briefly. If you want to take the guided tour of the house, you'll need even more time. The house is... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Regardless of politics, you'll wonder out loud why we can't produce politicians like this any more as some of America's most important history is brought back to life. From Eleanor's purse contents to the retrofitted car FDR used to buzz around the property are all on display here. Lovely grounds, excellent guides and well worth a visit.

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Commack, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I assumed it would be boring, but it was fascinating instead. It covered FDR from early adulthood through the Presidency and his death

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The recently renovated Library & Museum has excellent audio and video displays on FDR. Take time to read and listen to the presentations. A well rounded discussion of FDR's pluses and minuses is presented. Considerable material about Eleanor is also included. A must for any student of history and the presidency!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The grounds and outside of the buildings were great but I wasn't going to pay $18 a person to go into the library and the mansion.

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Ewing, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

it was our first presidential library and we were hooked. It is definitely worth the time and money spent. I learned a lot about FDR's 4 wins to the white house. The library was set up in chronological order showing each election and the demographics for each one. It showed a lot about how he overcame his disability and what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

You should expect to spend several hours roaming the Museum as it is just chock full of Franklin and a good bit of Eleanor's accomplishments. Naturally it will be a bit effusive in it's praise of FDR but that is to be expected. The facility is beautifully maintained and the materials presented in a thorough chronology of the man and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

FDR devotees will really appreciate this experience. The house tour lasts one hour, including a leisurely stroll there with a ranger's historical anecdotal commentary. Second floor holds a host of family secrets. A lot of energy is focused on FDR's "hidden" disability. The library, first presidential one, really takes advantage of a mix of the past (cables, letters, photos) and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We toured the library as part of our guided tour of the estate. The displays were extensive and depicted the era of Roosevelt's Presidency. Great displays and video presentations. The cost for us was $6.00 pp as we are all over 62.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the museum and the Park Ranger (Dan) home tour. I could have spent a couple more hours at the museum but young teenagers may not be as engaged as adults. Spectacular views of the Hudson Valley.

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