Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Learn more about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s time in office by touring his Hyde Park, New York, home. This home is where he and his wife First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt often retreated during their time in Washington D.C. Take a tour of the place where Roosevelt was born, which he affectionately called Springwood. Then, once you are done touring the house, visit the Roosevelt Presidential Library, the first U.S. presidential library ever created. You can also head outside to explore the trails and gardens on this 1,000-acre estate. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Start your visit by touring the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. Then, tour the two cottages on the site. President Roosevelt used Top Cottage to escape with his closest allies while Eleanor used Val-Kill as her she-shed, and both have many personal mementos in them to see. You will also want to tour the presidential library before going on some of the hikes on this property. 

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How To Get To Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

It is easy to get to this site from the New York State Thruway. Going either direction, take Exit 18. Get on 298 East and take it to 9W South. Cross the Mid-Hudson Bridge, and follow the overhead signs to get on Route 9 North. The site will be on your right in about five miles. 

Address

4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York 12538

Fee: Entry fee (ages 18 to 61) $10

Fee: Entry fee (students under 16) $0

Fee: Entry fee (62 and older) $6

Fee: Entry fee for Top Cottage $10 This fee is in addition to the entry fee.

Fee: Entry fee for Top Cottage (National Park Pass holders) $5

Fee: Entry fee for Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library $10 This fee is in addition to the entry fee.

See where President Roosevelt and his wife lived by visiting the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. The main home is where President Roosevelt was born and where the couple raised their children. It is also where they entertained guests during his time as president of the United States. Then, wander the paths to see Roosevelt’s farming operation, the first lady’s hideaway, and where the president entertained his closest friends and allies. End your tour by visiting the Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library. There are lots of historical sites to see along with great restaurants and shopping nearby, and the best way to visit is in an RV.