What is the admission?
The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (National Park Service) and the FDR Presidential Library and Museum (National Archives and Records Administration) offer a $20 joint admission ticket, for people between the ages of 16-61. These tickets are valid for 2 days at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum.
The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt only ticket- $10.00 per person, for people between the ages of 16-61.
The FDR Presidential Library and Museum only ticket- $10.00 person, for people between the ages of 16-61. This ticket is valid for 2 days. $6 for anyone 62 and over.
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 $10 per person. National Park Service Pass holders are entitled to a discounted $5 fee for themselves only.
Open May - October
The preferred method of payment is credit card.
Tickets and visitor information are available in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center located on the FDR grounds. All Tours begin in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center.
The grounds and the Rose Garden, where Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt are buried are free and open everyday from sunrise to sunset.
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 $10 for everyone except Access Pass holders and children 15 and under, $6 for anyone 62 and over. 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.