New York State

Franklin D. Roosevelt Home National Historic Site

Visit Franklin D. Roosevelt’s family home to see the Presidential Library and Museum, the Rose Garden burial site, and more. Groups can participate in all sorts of historical and ecological activities, exploring FDR’s childhood interests and experiences to introduce them to his background, and later influence. Program activities include playing 19th century games that help groups imagine the time period in which FDR lived.
 
Contact info
Address: 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York 12538. Dutchess County. Tel: 845-486-1966. Email: susanne_norris@nps.gov. Website: www.nps.gov/hofr. Hrs: Daily 9AM-5PM.

Trip info
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-4 hours. Cost: Free.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Social Studies. 


Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue