Frequently Asked Questions
Can one ticket be bought for all the National Park Service (NPS) sites in Hyde Park?
There is no single ticket for all the NPS sites. An upgrade is offered, if a ticket is purchased for the Home of FDR/FDR Presidential Museum ( $14.00 ) and one other NPS site for $8.00. The third NPS site you visit will be free.
Is the Senior Pass good at all the sites in Hyde Park?
The Senior Pass and the National Parks Pass are honored at all the National Park Service sites in Hyde Park. The passes are not valid for entry to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum, which is run by the National Archives and Records Administration. There is a fee of $7.00 for anyone 16 and older to visit the FDR Museum. The FDR Museum tickets are good for two (2) days. The Access Pass is honored by both the NPS and the FDR Presidential Library and Museum for free admission.
When is the best time to visit?
Late June and September are good times to visit and the weather is still nice. Arriving in morning ensures smaller tours and more time in the FDR Presidential Library and Museum.
Do I need to go on a guided tour?
The only access to the sites operated by the National Park Service in Hyde Park is by guided tour. The FDR Presidential Library and Museum is self-guided. Guided tours are given to ensure the protection and preservation of the NPS homes. Guided tours allow for a more personal experience while visiting the NPS sites. The grounds, gardens, and trails are free and open from dawn to dusk.
Can photos be taken inside the homes?
No flash photography.
Did You Know?
Eleanor Roosevelt, along with Louis Howe, was instrumental in getting FDR back into politics after he contracted polio in 1921.