Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site

Explore the life and homes of the country’s longest serving president at this historic estate in Hyde Park.

Visit the preserved Springwood Estate – the birthplace, lifelong home, and burial place of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Also explore the nation’s first Presidential Library and more than a thousand acres of gardens and trails overlooking the Hudson River.  Nearby are other Hudson Valley places of interest, including the Vanderbilt Mansion.

Explore FDRs Home and Museum

Visitors can take a ranger-guided tour of FDR’s home, a self-guided tour of the museum and stroll through the grounds, gardens, and trails of this 300-acre site. Tours begin at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center where an introductory film is played and arrangements for self-guided tours of the presidential library and museum can be made.

The Springwood Estate’s hour-long tour takes visitors through the Roosevelt mansion. On display are Roosevelt’s personal items, including his 14,000 volume library, 2,000 naval paintings, prints and lithographs, 300 bird specimens, 200 ship models and 1.2 million stamps. Visitors may also tour Top Cottage retreat, Roosevelt’s relaxation cottage built in 1938.

Through December 31, 2024, visitors can enjoy a special museum exhibit: Black American, Civil Rights, and the Roosevelts, 1932-1962. The exhibit examines the political evolution of both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt regarding racial justice through the historical voices of Black community leaders, wartime service members, and ordinary citizens. This exhibit features documents and artifacts—many on display for the first time—from the Roosevelt Library’s holdings and from private collections nationwide. Showcasing some of the most riveting yet unheralded voices from its vast archives of personal letters, political pamphlets, petitions, artworks, photographs, and sound recordings, the Roosevelt Library hopes to inspire further research into key aspects of this important history.

* Please note: the FDR home will be closed for tours through January 20, 2024. The museum and grounds will remain open during this time. 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site

Visiting the FDR National Historic Site

Established as a National Historic Site in 1945, the property is open to the public year-round, seven days a week from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (The property is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day, including the grounds and buildings.)

The FDR Presidential Library and Museum and the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (operated by the National Park Service) offer separate $10.00 adult admission tickets. Buy them online here. Tickets for tours of the Home (NPS) may be purchased onsite during normal business hours.

“This is an exceptional learning experience for young people and adults alike. The atmosphere is stunning since everything is close to original, if not actually original of the FDR period.”

—McHenry, TripAdvisor

Take Amtrak to Home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site

Visit this presidential landmark via Amtrak to the  Poughkeepsie Station—Don’t forget to use the See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Poughkeepsie Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Poughkeepsie office today at: (845) 485-2222.