Preserving the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site is the mission of the National Park Service. Since acquiring the property in 1946, the park's team of resource managers, curators, conservators, techinicians, historians, consultants, and partners work year-round to preserve and restore the landscape, gardens, historic structures, interiors and museum collections. Today, ongoing research and advances in technology guide the park's efforts to restore and preserve this place for the future.
Preservation at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site is managed under three departments—the Facility Maintenance Department, the Natural Resource Department, and the Museum Services Department. Park staff routinely monitor resource conditions, identify preservation needs, and oversee preservation work undertaken by NPS employees, volunteers, and contractors. Together, the professional staff works to ensure that our nation's cultural heritage is protected and preserved, and that visitors to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site enjoy the most authentic experience.
Restoration of the Wild Garden at Bellefield
Restoration of the wild garden began in 2022 and is made possible in partnership with the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association, an official philanthropic partner of the National Park Service.
Rahbilitation of the Large Ice House
The large ice house was originally constructed in 1898. This project involves the rehabilitation of the exterior, including reinforcing and replacing deteriorated supports, sills, and shingles.
Preserving the Roosevelt Grave Monument
Regular maintenance is key to extending the life of the grave monument and honoring the legacies Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Restoring the President's Home
Preservation never ends for the historic buildings, gardens, and landscapes managed by the National Park Service in Hyde Park.
Last updated: June 14, 2023