Preservation

A furnished room with staircase. An empty room with staircase.
Springwood Entrance Hall, 1940. HABS Photo
Springwood Entrance Hall prepared for restoration work to begin. NPS Photo
 

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.

Preservation Highlights


 
Park Rangers on scaffolding and roof of a wooden building.

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.

 
A park ranger cleans a marble block (grave marker) within a garden setting.

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.

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Two Park Rangers repairing a wooden porch.

Restoring the President's Home

Preservation never ends for the historic buildings, gardens, and landscapes managed by the National Park Service in Hyde Park.

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Last updated: August 31, 2021

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Mailing Address:

4097 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Phone:

(845) 229-5320

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