Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park

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The first presidential library built in the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum was conceived when Franklin D. Roosevelt decided that a separate property was needed to house his large collection of historical documents, books, and papers. The library's research facilities and traditional study were converted to a high-tech interactive exhibit space in the 21st century, but Roosevelt's personal study has remained unchanged. Roosevelt spent many hours in the study organizing important documents, and even delivered his radio fireside chats from the room. This library set the precedent for the Presidential Libraries Act in 1955, stating that each president's papers and documents should be stored in one place for public access. Consider purchasing a reduced-price combined ticket to the library and the FDR house in nearby Hyde Park. Plan your Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Hyde Park using our Hyde Park trip itinerary website.
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  • Visited the FDR Museum on Nov 1 (I was on a month long tour to see all of the Presidential Museums, and this was #12 of 13 for me to see). The museum was big with lots of galleries to go through... 
    Visited the FDR Museum on Nov 1 (I was on a month long tour to see all of the Presidential Museums, and this was #12 of 13 for me to see). The museum was big with lots of galleries to go through...  more »
  • Fascinating look into the man and his world. Many artifacts and personal items, which made it even more interesting. 
    Fascinating look into the man and his world. Many artifacts and personal items, which made it even more interesting.  more »
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  • Such a wonderful facility for everyone interested in American history to visit. Our mistake was not allowing enough time to explore not only the museum, but all the beautiful grounds, gardens and FDR’s home. This is also Roosevelts burial site and memorial. Be prepared to spend several hours here.
  • We just toured the grounds and did not by an admission to the house or Library. We found the grounds, the story given at the visitor center and especially the garden to be very interesting. We loved how they incorporated new ideas that FDR would have embraced into the exhibition.

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