The House

Home to the 32nd and longest-serving president of the United States, Springwood reflects much of Franklin D. Roosevelt's personality and values. FDR returned to Springwood often, drawing on his roots here to renew his spirit during times of personal and political crisis. These walls bear witness to lively and somber discussions that profoundly shaped our nation and the world.

A three-story stucco house with circular white portico.

A History of the House

The original house was built about 1793 and later renovated into an Italianate style villa about 1850. The Roosevelts undertook a substantial enlargement and redesign of the house, transforming it from an Italianate villa into a Colonial Revival–style mansion. The enlargement, completed in 1916, accommodated Franklin and Eleanor's growing family while creating a more formal and stylish residence that reflected FDR's political aspirations.

A cluttered desk in a room surrounded by books and pictures.

Rooms and Furnishings

A room-by-room look at some of the principal rooms in the President's house and the treasures within.

A bedroom with a pair of twin beds.

Virtual Tour

Unable to get here in person? Now you can tour the house from wherever you are with a virtual tour available in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture.

A group of silver framed portraits of royal persons.

House FAQs

Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the architecture, design, and how the Roosevelts lived in the house.

Last updated: January 13, 2022

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4097 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538


845 229-5320

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