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Why go there?

Springwood, the estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States, is preserved as the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. Situated on the Hudson River in Hyde Park, New York, the house was designed in a Dutch Colonial style and built in 1799. The site includes the Roosevelt home, presidential library, and several other buildings and structures. Springwood was both the birthplace and lifelong home of Roosevelt, as well as his burial place. During his presidency, Roosevelt often hosted world leaders and dignitaries at the estate, using it as a base for diplomatic talks. The estate served as a working farm and a rural retreat for the Roosevelts. It is also where Roosevelt developed his keen interest in politics and public service. Visitors to the site can explore the home, buildings, and grounds, and learn about the life and accomplishments of one of America's most influential presidents.

About the Park

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