Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites
In Hyde Park, New York 3 National Historic Sites are managed together as the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site.
"All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River" FDR
This quote captures FDR's connection to Springwood, the estate that he loved & the place he considered home. The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here. Visit the Home of FDR and Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms.
Eleanor Roosevelt chose Val-Kill for her retreat, her office, her home, and her "laboratory" for social change during the prominent and influential period of her life from 1924 until her death in 1962. During that time she formulated and carried out her social and political beliefs. This is the place most closely associated with one of the most prominent women of 20th-century America.
Vanderbilt Mansion NHS, in terms of architecture, interiors, mechanical systems, road systems and landscape, is a remarkably complete example of a gilded-age country place, illustrating the political, economic, social, cultural, and demographic changes that occurred as America industrialized in the years after the Civil War.
Did You Know?
Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt had six children. 5 of them survived to adulthood, the oldest a daughter, Anna, and four sons, Elliot, James, Franklin Jr., and John.