Operating Hours & Seasons


Effective Thursday March, 26, 2020 the grounds of the Home of FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill and the Vanderbilt Mansion will close daily at 6:00 PM.

The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site is open year-round, seven days a week. (CLOSED THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S DAY, including the grounds and buildings)


October 27, 2019 – March 31, 2020
Upon your arrival, first visit the Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center to obtain tour information. Guided tours for the Home of FDR are offered at 9:30, 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00* pm. Should unexpected high visitation occur, guided tours will switch to self-guided tours.
*(February - March, 2020 the last tour will be 4:00 instead of 3:00)*

Summer 2020 Season - https://www.nps.gov/hofr/learn/news/fdr2020.htm

Top Cottage - CLOSED FOR THE SEASON, Summer 2020 schedule TBD.

Group tours of 10 or more people must make reservations in advance which are offered at 9:00 am, 2:00 or 3:00 pm.
To make a group reservation call 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov
Commercial groups will need an approved Commercial Use Permit in order to operate within the parks after October 1, 2019. For more information please visit the Commerical Use Authorization page.

Advance tour reservations for individuals (from 1-9 people) are not available. All tickets for individuals are sold on a first come first serve basis.

For information regarding the Home of FDR you can call the Visitor Center at 845-229-5320.

During the winter months we may have to delay opening or close early due to inclement weather. Any weather related notices will be available at 845-229-9115 or on our Facebook Page.


The grounds are free and open sunrise to sunset everyday (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day).

Visitation is highest during the months of July, August and October; lowest in January and February. Tours sell out during peak season and on holiday weekends.

Note: Tours of the FDR Home have an outdoor component. The walk to the Home from the Visitor Center is 1/4 mile long in one direction - all on level ground. Visitors should dress appropriately for all weather conditions, including summer sunshine and heat.

Wallace Visitor Center
Wallace Visitor Center

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Visitors begin at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, where tickets are available for the tour of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The ticket includes the admission to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. There is a 22 minute film in the auditorium of the Wallace Center entitled A Rendezvous With History that introduces the visitors to the Roosevelt experience.

Uncle Sam's Canteen offers visitors a convenient place to grab a coffee and pastry, or enjoy a delicious lunch between tours. Styled after a WWII-era cafeteria...with a bit of a modern twist....Uncle Sam's offers a diverse menu in a beautiful setting. It is open April 1 through October 31 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Last updated: March 25, 2020

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Mailing Address:

4097 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538


(845) 229-5320

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