Frequently Asked Questions
The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (National Park Service) and the FDR Presidential Library and Museum (operated by the National Archives and Records Administration) offer an $18 joint admission ticket. These tickets are valid for 2 days.
Children 15 years and under are free.
Top Cottage Admission - $10
If you purchase at ticket to the FDR Home/Library for $18 and a $10 ticket at Vanderbilt Mansion, Val-Kill or Top Cottage you will receive free admission at your choice of a third site (Vanderbilt, Val-Kill or Top Cottage). If you choose to visit all 4 sites, the 4th site is the regular admission of $10.
Is the Senior Pass good at all the sites in Hyde Park?
The Interagency Annual, Senior, Access and Military Passes are sold and honored for free admission at all the National Park Service sites in Hyde Park. The FDR Presidential Library and Museum admission is $9.00 for everyone except Access Pass holders and children 15 and under. Please see the fee collector in the Henry Wallace Visitor and Education Center for more information on the passes.
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's father, Elliot Roosevelt was the brother of President Theodore Roosevelt. Eleanor (pictured in the middle) was one of three children. She had two brothers, Elliot and Hall.