We didn't even know this place was here until we were a couple of miles away. Pulled in on a whim and were enthralled.
First, the driveway and views of the river were enchanting. This is beautiful countryside and the rich people who built mansions here knew what they were doing. Then, the buildings themselves - imposing but livable. Evertywhere abuzz with visitors and those looking after them.
The exhibition, about FDR's life and presidency is just superb. No deed is left without context. No player's action is unreported. This is the very best of US American museum-craft: the visitor is, unobtrusively, given the opportunity to understand historic events, large and small, in context and in detail.
We could have stayed myuch longer. So much to explore. Instead, we walked through the grounds - that view again! - discovered a delightful family-group statue, and drove on.
We hope to go back one day.
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