Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Admission?

The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (National Park Service) is $15. Children 15 years and under are free.

Top Cottage - As a unit of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site visitors to Top Cottage are subject to an Extended Amenity Fee of $15 per person. National Park Service Pass holders are entitled to a discounted $10 fee for themselves only.
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Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS is a cashless site. The only form of payment accepted are credit or debit cards.

Tickets and visitor information are available in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center located on the FDR grounds.

The grounds and the Rose Garden, where Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt are buried are free and open everyday, however; hours change throughout the year. Visit the Operating Hours and Seasons page for grounds hours.

Is the Senior Pass good at all the sites in Hyde Park?

The America the Beautiful, Interagency Passes are sold and honored for free admission at all the National Park Service sites in Hyde Park. For more information about the new Annual Park Specific Pass and all other passes click this link.

The FDR Presidential Library and Museum admission is $15 for everyone except Access Pass holders and children 15 and under, $10 for anyone 62 and over. Please see the fee collector in the Henry Wallace Visitor and Education Center for more information on the passes.

Fees & Passes - Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service) (

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.

Can photos be taken inside the homes?

No flash photography.

Last updated: April 30, 2024

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