Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum holds the records of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States.

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Mar 31, 2024
My husband and I spent the day exploring the FDR museum and house. We purchased tickets in the visitor center. Your ticket allows you access to come in and out of the museum for up to 2 days. The mus… Full review by The_Wanderer1992
Jan 4, 2024
Short on time while passing through town, we decided to stop in and take a look. Although we would have liked to have spent more time, we had about an hour to explore the library and museum, which wa… Full review by ERFSU82
Dec 6, 2023
We decided to spend a day along the Hudson so that I could visit the Presidential Library. My wife had been there several times and was VERY impressed by the improvements. The museum was superbly cur… Full review by RonL40

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Construction started:1939
Construction completed:1940

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About how much time to allow for touring the home, grounds and library
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We did the guided house and grounds tour, which was extremely interesting, that is about 1 hour. We found the museum to be even more informative and interesting and …
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We did the guided house and grounds tour, which was extremely interesting, that is about 1 hour. We found the museum to be even more informative and interesting and spent at least 2.5 hours, and could have spent more. However, the museum time will be determined by personal interest.
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if coming from Manhatten area , how long to allow for touring the Hyde Park home and museum area
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If you coming to Hyde Park from the City it will take you about 2 to 2 1/2 hours to get to Hyde Park. There are three things to be done there: 1) visit FDR´´s old home, 2) visit the so - …
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If you coming to Hyde Park from the City it will take you about 2 to 2 1/2 hours to get to Hyde Park. There are three things to be done there: 1) visit FDR´´s old home, 2) visit the so - called library, 3) visit Eleanor´s home about 2 miles away. The visits to the home are scheduled about an hour apart and last about 45 minutes. The library is done independently and I recommend taking at least an hour to see the displays of his work and life in his 13 years as President. Last, but certainly not least, is the visit to Eleanor´s separate home and workshop. You need to try and coordinate the times of the video at her home with the visit to their home at Hyde Park. All in all, you probably should anticipate 3 to 4 hours to do everything well. If you arrive from the City at about 10 you are in good shape to meet the schedules. If all goes well you may complete your visit by 2 in the afternoon. For lunch I recommend a very fun diner about 1 mile due north of the home. On your way back to the City you might consider visiting The Cloisters in Fort Tryon. The Cloisters is a medieval (Romanesque in European terms) church and cloisters built on the bank of the Hudson to house the Met´s medieval collection. Well worth the trouble.
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What is the best way to come to the FDR library from NYC? Not including car.
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Merto North to Poughkeepsie
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What connections could I make to get from JFK to Hyde Park?
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There is no airport to connect to. It’s a 2 hour drive the Hyde Park from JFK. That is your best bet.
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Is non-flash photography permitted inside?
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What are your hours, and how do I get there?
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The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily from April-October and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p...
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