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Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site offers tours daily of Springwood, FDR's estate.

Also included as part of the National Historic Site is Top Cottage. Franklin Roosevelt built Top Cottage at the eastern most end of his estate on land purchased in 1937 on what his cousin and close friend Margaret Suckley called 'the nicest Hill in Dutchess County.' FDR imagined Top Cottage as a place where he could return to private life after his second term as president. When he was elected to an unprecedented third term in 1940, Roosevelt realized that the little retreat would be an excellent place to 'escape the mob' at Springwood. He also brought close friends and political allies there to discuss the state of the world or simply relax. Top Cottage is a short shuttle ride from the main estate.

The park is open year-round, seven days a week. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Buildings are open 9am to 5pm. Grounds and gardens are free and open from sunrise to sunset. Albany Post Rd. is the same as Route 9.



Phone:(845)229-9115
Website:http://www.nps.gov/hofr
Address:4079 Albany Post Rd.
Hyde Park, NY 12538
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