Hyde Park, New York - History - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hyde Park is the hometown of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945). His estate, Springwood, is the site of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site maintained by the National Park Service. Also on the site are his presidential library and museum. Roosevelt used this residence throughout his life. FDR's historical house is now a museum that can be visited.

The town includes one of the many mansions of Frederick William Vanderbilt, now maintained as Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.

Val-Kill was the home of Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is located about 2 miles (3 km) away from the home of FDR.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are both buried in the rose garden of the estate.

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)