The Town Of Hyde Park, New York Was The First To Establish A Presidential Library In America

A trip to the Mid-Hudson Valley is not complete without a visit to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park. It is one of just 15 located within the United States. It also happens to be the first presidential library built and the only one used by a sitting president.

Step right into this Dutch Colonial built in 1941, which contains 17 million pages of documents, 51,000 books, 150,000 photographs, and a great deal more artifacts, both personal and professional.

During the 12 years that FDR was president, he made approximately 200 visits here. He was born at Springwood, grew up in Springwood, lived much of his adult life at Springwood, and was buried at Springwood. It is no wonder that he wanted his library here as well. Get the most up-to-date information on visiting the library.

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Address: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538, USA