Operating Hours & Seasons
The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site is open year-round, seven days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm. (CLOSED THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S DAY)
The Home is available by guided tour only.
November 2014 - May 2, 2015 - Tours are offered at 9:30, 11:30, 2:30 and the last tour at 4:00 PM. Advanced reservations for these tour times can be made though recreation.gov.
May 3, 2015 - October 2015 - Tours are offered throughout the day, with the last tour at 4:00 PM.
Top Cottage - Closed November 2014 - May 2, 2015.
Open May 3, 2015 - October 2015
The grounds are free and open sunrise to sunset everyday.
Visitation is highest during the months of July, August and October; lowest in January and February. The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt can only be viewed by guided tour. Tours sell out during peak season and on holiday weekends.
Note: Tours of the FDR Home have an outdoor component. The walk to the Home from the Visitor Center is 1/4 mile long in one direction - all on level ground. Visitors should dress appropriately for all weather conditions, including summer sunshine and heat.
Visitors begin at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, where tickets are available for the tour of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The ticket includes the admission to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. There is a 22 minute film in the auditorium of the Wallace Center entitled A Rendezvous With History that introduces the visitors to the Roosevelt experience.