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On a getaway weekend, my girlfriend and I visited FDRs home as we both love history. We were both really surprised at how much fun we had. Our tour was the first of the day and our tour guide was energetic, informative and focused on FDRs personal life and struggles. Leading to the house, we passed the FDR Presidential Library and Museum and came upon the long driveway leading to the beautiful house. The house was full of original furniture and relics just as they left it. The tour guide was helpful in answering everyones questions. We were able to see the bedrooms and living quarters of the Roosevelts, the dumbwaiter he used to get upstairs and the collections of birds he personally shot and stuffed! As the rest of the people on tour continued on to the Library and Museum, we were able to see the backyard and take a few pictures before heading over the huge museum, which was full of his personal relics and memories. The museum was new, clean and beautiful, full of interactive digital exhibits. All in all, I would highly recommend this to anyone who has even the slightness interest in history. Even if you dont, this is a beautiful area and gives get insight on how the region and country developed during his lifetime.
The FDR National Historic Site offers a glimpse into the life and times of this well respected President with informative tours, a wealth of memorabilia, and well maintained grounds. Inside the visitor center you’ll find the standard gift shop and cafe. You’ll also be able to watch a film to learn more about the history of FDR and his family. The mosaic map of the area is truly a work of art. The FDR library and museum is well laid out and has some great exhibits that present the accomplishments and tribulations that FDR went through. One very impressive exhibit is FDR’s Private Study, which showcases his actual office, not a recreation as you see at many historical sites. A main attraction of this historic site is the FDR Home, where he was born and lived until he passed away. It’s just a stunning home with years of history. The tour guide was informative, the furnishings are all original, and the rooms are just amazing. Overall this site is a great experience to learn about a highly regarded president that was faced with some of the toughest challenges in American History, well worth the visit to beautiful Hyde Park, NY.
I live about 75 minutes away from the FDR home and I go frequently. Parking is rarely an issue. The staff is wonderful. I never ate at the restaurant but will likely check it out someday. No admission. You are free to walk around and do whatever pleases you for free. You can pay for tours of a variety of places (I believe the library, mansion, etc.) I havent but I did see a group outside one of the buildings and it seems like the staff does a great job on these tours. It is beautiful any time of year. I go for the hiking trails. There are multiple trails and each is worth checking out. I would say that most of the trails are easy. I love Inspiration Point! (About a mile hike on the blue trail). Ice Pond is about half a mile of easy hike with a man made waterfall. Its pretty. I have yet to get there during peak foliage season (went past peak once). It has to be awesome at peak! Go out of your way to check it out. I doubt you will be disappointed. Oh yeah. The last time I went was the first time the flower garden was open. It is lovely.
אם אתם באיזור פשוט חובה לבקר. קחו סיור מודרך ואם אנגלית שלכם בסדר זה פשוט מעניין. הסיפור של רוזוולט והמשפחה כל כך מרתקים. בהחלט אחד האנשים והנשיאים הדגולים של אמריקה. לא ממש הכרתי את כל ההיסטוריה אבל כשנחשפים בהחלט מבינים למה רוזוולט מפורסם. רק עכשיו אני מבין שהרבה דברים טובים שיש היום באמריקה זה בזכות הרפורמות והפעולות שלו בשנות השלושים. הוא גם הקים תעשיית הנשק האדירה שעשתה את אמריקה להמעצמה לאחר מלחמת העולם השנייה.
Here, in one place, you can visit both the childhood home and presidential library of the 32nd President of the United States, FDR, and what a place it is. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River, the Roosevelt Home is a window looking back in time to the American Gilded Age. Its worth noting that admission to the Roosevelt house and Presidential Library are separate and that the home, Springwood, as its known can only be accessed by escorted tour operated several times each day at approximately 2 hr intervals. The Library can be toured ad libitum. There is, of course, much more to see and do than the home and library. There are numerous walking trails throughout the extensive property and there are many events scheduled throughout the year. Plan on a minimum of 4 hours for your visit, or better yet a whole day.
I revisited this home recently and I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of interesting information that our guide, Dimitri, shared. The home tour was absolutely amazing! FDRs mother created a shrine for her son, saving every collection. Unfortunately Eleanor felt uncomfortable and spent much of her time at a nearby cottage, Val Kill--another great home to visit. The FDR house and grounds are special and reflective of the era and the owners. The museum is new and family friendly with interactive elements. Allow several hours and arrive early. I left with a greater understanding of WW1, the Great Depression, President Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor. Make a reservation at the nearby CIA for a fantastic lunch experience!
Beautifully preserved historic mansion, grounds and the library (really a museum) of FDR. Tickets can be a bit pricey, but the library is worth the visit alone. Add there the house where FDR was born, raised and spent most of his life (even as president) and experienced guides that are welcoming any questions about the era, the man and the Roosevelt family. This place breathes history. Placed about a mile from the Hudson river on the hills overlooking scenic views, it is a fantastic place to escape the city and a great visit any time of the year. If your kids love history this is a must trip. Library contains lots of diagrams, interactive charts, video clips and artifacts of the era.
Really enjoyed the tour of FDRs house (recommend arriving early or booking in advance). The tour guide was interesting and helpful and very nice, and the inside is just beautiful. So many amazing pieces of furniture and paintings and so many details about FDRs life and how he lived. You can see where he was born and his room as an adult (and president). You can also explore the grounds which include a stable where he used to keep his horses and the garden where he and Eleanor are buried. Theres also his presidential library which has a museum about his presidency, and its very well done. Really enjoyed that. Lots of good information, with little mini videos to supplement.
The tour starts in the visitor center where a big mosaic tile floor depicts the area map with multiple points of interest. The ranger do a general introduction on FDR and his life here. Then the whole group go to his house for a tour. Its kind of dark inside and its easier to take pictures from outside and in the yard. Many historic objects throughout the whole house, which has cute green French double windows. There is a big Museum with separate charge. The museum closes at 5 pm. There are also several small trails around the property. This FDR site is close to Eleanors house to the east and a couple miles from a small Vanderbilt mansion in the North.