The National Park Service is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have equal opportunity to benefit from our facilities, programs, services, and activities whether they are indoors or outdoors. The definition of whether or not a place is “accessible” varies widely from one person to another. To better navigate individual differences, many people with disabilities, their families, and friends, find planning ahead to visit a national park to be critically important. Our hope is to help provide useful information to help guide your experience within our park.
This page includes information on accessible features throughout the park, as well as descirptions and conditions for all park experiences to help you plan your visit. If you have questions about conditions not addressed here, we want to hear from you. Park Rangers are available daily by phone or email. Please contact us with your questions and suggestions.
National Park Access Pass
The Access Pass, part of the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series, is available free for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship. The pass may be obtained in person at the park's visitor center or through the mail using an application form. Visit the National Park Access Pass webpage for more information on benefits and how to obtain a pass online.
The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site is located in the town of Hyde Park, New York, a semi-rural area approximately 5 miles north of Poughkeepsie along Route 9. Despite the park's total 800 acres, the historic core is contained within a compact area accessed by mostly flat, level paved pathways connecting the parking lot, visitor center, FDR's home, burial site, gardens, and the library and museum. The park map will orient you to the general location of park features, connecting pathways, and trails.
The park brochure is available in a variety of formats including braille, audio description, and text-only.
American Sign Language (ASL)
Last updated: March 16, 2021