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Historic Museums in the Hudson Valley

Our history museums have unique stories to tell, from the daily life on a 1732 Dutch Colonial homestead, to the history of WWI and barnstorming era airplanes. Go straight to the scene by taking an historic tour at a Little Red School House, a 1914 railroad station, or the FDR Presidential Library.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: A New Deal for a New Generation!

See new, exciting permanent museum exhibits telling the story of the Roosevelt presidency, from the Great Depression through the New Deal years and World War II, emphasizing Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s relationship with the American people. Special interactives, immersive audio-visual theaters, and rarely seen artifacts bring a New Deal to a New Generation.

New state-of-the-art exhibits tell of FDR's heroic struggle to regain his strength and political career after polio. Tactile exhibits enhance the experience for visitors with impaired vision. A new bilingual audio tour brings the Roosevelts’ story to more guests.  .The Museum, with its newly renovated building and new exhibits, is part of the National Archives and Records Administration.  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Research room, 8:45am - 5pm.

Visitors traveling from NYC can take the wheelchair acccessible hybrid bus operated by the National Park Service from the Poughkeepsie train station to Historic Hyde Park. The Roosevelt Ride is a free shuttle service that runs daily, May 1-October 31. Reservations are required and are made by calling 845-229-5320. The shuttle meets trains arriving from New York City at 10:35am and departs from the Wallace Visitor's Center in Hyde Park at 5:00pm to return passengers to the Poughkeepsie train station. 

Hospitality Recipient:  Sal Assenza, 2014 

Additional Info:
Address:4079 Albany Post Rd.
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone (main):(800) FDR-VISIT

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