Campbell's 2010 Western and Northeast Trip Journal travel blog

Hyde Park KOA Campground campsite.

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, NY. Property during Franklin's...

Statues of Franklin and Eleanor at Visitor's Center.

Gravesite of Franklin and Eleanor next to Franklin's home.

Gravesite of Fala, the Roosevelt's dog.

Sculputure made from Berlin Wall.

Eleanor's peronsal home where she invited world dignitaries and her children and...

Stone House next to Eleanor's personal home. The Roosevelt's first home.

View of pond next to Eleanor's home.































August 29 – Visit to Homes of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park, NY

It was a beautiful day in the Hudson River Valley. A perfect day for visiting the homes of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt across the river from our KOA campground.

We took a ranger-lead, one-hour tour through both homes – Mr. Roosevelt’s home was huge, dark and formal inside and the other, Mrs. Roosevelt’s, small, light and informal. Franklin’s mother Sara controlled the home of Franklin where he grew up. Sara was referred to as the Tigres. The two homes were on the same 1600 acre property a few miles apart.

Eleanor was greatly involved in human rights and was not comfortable in social events. She did not need the glitz of a large home to feel comfortable. She is seen as Franklin’s counselor concerning many issues.

Home of FDR NPS Website

Eleanor Roosevelt Home NPS Website

Wikipedia Site for Eleanor Roosevelt

Both homes were surrounded by flower gardens. I took many photos of them, as usual. : )

Tomorrow, we will tour the Culinary Institute of America and dine at the Apple Pie Bakery Café.

Have a great week.

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