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Top Cottage - Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 September 2014

The only way to visit here is by taking a NP bus from the FDR visitor center. A National Park Ranger is on the bus telling about known and many unknown facts about FDR. Sitting on the porch in the wicker rockers listening to the...More

4  Thank Hoosierfan_7
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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

2  Thank Modernizing
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While it was a bit disappointing there wasn’t much of the original furniture left, a visit to FDR’s favorite spot is worth it. Listen to the knowledgeable guide relate the history that was made here and sit on the porch like FDR did with Churchill......More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So lucky to be here on a day we could take the shuttle to Top Cottage. The Park Ranger was so informative. So relaxing to sit on the porch, where so much history took place.

1  Thank dannlin
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This was a must see by my husband. We sat on the porch where foreign dignitaries sat and talked politics of the day. Was very enjoyable.

1  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 29 August 2018 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.

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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

2  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

1  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

2  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

1  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

1  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

1  Thank Holly W
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