We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Top Cottage - Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (17)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“back porch”(9 reviews)
“king and queen”(13 reviews)
“front porch”(7 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Hyde Park, NY
Reviews (113)
Filter reviews
113 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsback porchking and queenfront porchshuttle buscomfortable chairsvisitor centerliving roomval killguide victorpark rangersmall groupstory tellingclose friendsprivate tourmany waysanswered all of our questionsfdr library
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 113 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Part of the tour of his home. Beautiful. If you have a National park's All Access Pass you get in for free. Take the tour and learn about the amazing history of FDR and his family.

Thank 770MCP
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful docent-led tour of Top Cottage while visiting the FDR museum and presidential library. It was FDR’s little slice of heaven about two miles from Springwood, where he grew up and his mother’s home. The docent told us many interesting and enlightening...More

Thank MackinacMegan
Reviewed 20 July 2018

I think that this is the newest attraction at the Franklin Roosevelt National Historic Site that includes his home, library and Val-Kill. This simple cottage was build by FDR about 1938. It is about two miles from Springwood. It was designed to be a retreat...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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

1  Thank Modernizing
Reviewed 30 June 2018

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

Thank MottTheHoop
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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

Thank Disneybus
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

Thank Holly W
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
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.

1  Thank SkowMaineacs
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

1  Thank RoundTopper
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Hyde Park
Golden Manor Motel
77 reviews
.70 km away
Quality Inn Hyde Park
355 reviews
.89 km away
Roosevelt Inn
380 reviews
2.45 km away
Holy Cross Monastery
8 reviews
2.98 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 49 restaurants in Hyde Park
Eveready Diner
827 reviews
1.12 km away
Hyde Park Brewing Company
332 reviews
.55 km away
Coppola's Hyde Park
180 reviews
1.00 km away
Dairy Queen
53 reviews
1.01 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 21 attractions in Hyde Park
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
1,351 reviews
.42 km away
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home
1,077 reviews
.42 km away
Hyde Park Antique Center
8 reviews
1.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Top Cottage - Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines