Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site encompasses a total area of 800 acres of land that is located in Hyde Park, New York and near the city of Poughkeepsie. To access the park, visitors can use US 9 in Hyde Park and then travel about eight miles north of the city of Poughkeepsie.
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site preserves the Springwood estate which was the birthplace and lifelong home of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The park was also known as the president’s Summer White House, and he was known to have entertained many distinguished visitors here.
The president and Mrs. Roosevelt were buried here at the Rose Garden. The park was designated on January 15, 1944, and added to the NRHP (National Register of Historic Places) on October 15, 1966. The park is not just a place to see and learn about the life of the president and his family, it is also used for other recreational activities including hiking, cross-country skiing, and of course guided tours.
Some of the amenities in the historic site available for visitors to use include a picnic area, visitor center, museum/exhibit, restrooms, and self-guided trails. Dog owners and their dogs are welcome to bring their dogs to the park, but like other national parks, there are some strict rules designed to protect the resources in the protected area.
For example, dogs should always be leashed. When they are not leashed, then the dogs should be kept in a safe and secure enclosure. Furthermore, dog owners should be aware of the areas of the park that they can and cannot access when they are with their dog. Also, dog owners are expected to immediately clean up after their pooch, and it is, therefore, a good idea to carry some poop bags for convenience.