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Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site        

courtesy of the National Park Service

Contact Information:
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site  
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
845 229-9115
http://www.nps.gov/hofr/

Size: 800 acres. 

Location: Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site is located on US 9 in Hyde Park, 8 miles north of the city of Poughkeepsie, New York. 

Description: "Springwood" was the birthplace, lifetime residence, and "Summer White House" of the 32nd President. He entertained many distinguished visitors here. The gravesites of President and Mrs. Roosevelt are in the Rose Garden.

 

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site  
courtesy of the National Park Service

Activities: Visitor activities include guided tours of "Springwood", the Roosevelt family home; self-guided tours of the FDR Library & Museum; visitation of the Rose Garden, where President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are buried; and walking the grounds and hiking along miles of trails. 

Operating Hours: The park is open year-round, seven days a week. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day holidays. Buildings are open 9:00am to 5:00pm; grounds are open 7:00am to sunset. Visitation is highest in October, July, and August; lowest in January and February. Guided Tours of the FDR Home are often "sold out" early in the afternoon during peak season and on holiday weekends. Fall foliage season in October is especially busy. Plan to arrive early in the day during those times.

History
:
Designated on January 15, 1944.

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