FDR Presidential Library and Museum

Hudson Valley

Franklin D Roosevelt began the tradition of creating presidential libraries that are both museums and archives of a presidential administration. The permanent exhibits here detail FDR's presidency, which ran from the Great Depression through the New Deal and WWII.

Admission tickets, which last two days, also include a ranger-led tour of Springwood, the Home of Franklin D Roosevelt, part of the same estate.

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