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Top Cottage - Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt

Hyde Park, NY
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“back porch” (9 reviews)
“king and queen” (13 reviews)
“front porch” (7 reviews)
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Hyde Park, NY
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"back porch"
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"king and queen"
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"front porch"
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"shuttle bus"
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"comfortable chairs"
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"visitor center"
in 12 reviews
"living room"
in 7 reviews
"val kill"
in 14 reviews
"story telling"
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"guide victor"
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"park ranger"
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"small group"
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"mind boggling"
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"private tour"
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"many ways"
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"fdr library"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I included this in my tour of the area. It is, at best, a 15 minute stop. Unfortunately, because of the way it is set up you have to take the park service bus. It takes forever and the bus does not return quickly. It...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top Cottage is special in many ways. FDR could enjoy this house without constantly needing help. He could be Top Dog here, even if he was hosting the king and queen of England. He could even drive himself here and, according to the queen, drive...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get your timed ticket at the FDR visitor center. Tours of Top Cottage leave the center by shuttle bus three times a day, excluding Monday and Tuesdays.This was a wonderful well choreographed experience. As you disembark your bus at Top Cottage you are greeted by...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Getting a tour by a volunteer docent who loves the history, the landscape, the trails made this a memorable experience. She chatted with us sitting on the porch and pointed out where Winston Churchill sat, the Queen sat and so many others. It's off the...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This Sculpture was part of the Berlin Wall and was designed by FDR’s Granddaughter. It is behind the Presidential Museum. It also has a bust of Churchill and FDR. Don’t miss.

Thank Laurence M
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

A stone cottage that nearly bankrupted the President, built for him with guidance from his female cousin. A retreat to which he brought dignitaries, including the King and Queen of England. Very plain compared the "official" home down the hill closer to the Hudson River.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Top Cottage has been part of the FDR venue for quite a few years now, and it's a wonderful addition!! It appears regularly in books and is well worth the visit. FDR built this to get away from the Big House and be himself and...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I really liked how the park service has this tour set up. You go up, walk around for a few minutes, then you all head to the back porch to sit around in comfortable chairs and have a Q&A session. It was very relaxed while...More

1  Thank kzip79
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Take the short bus ride to Top Cottage and spend an hour or so viewing the interior and exterior of the cottage. The best part of the visit was the casual conversation with the National Park Service Ranger. He was excellent! So interesting telling us...More

Thank Texasgirl0915
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Another beautiful NPS site made even better by the ranger experience. Give yourself plenty of time to go through the museum.

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