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One event on Jun 16 2018 at 12:00 am
One event on Jul 7 2018 at 12:00 am
One event on Jul 21 2018 at 12:00 am
One event on Aug 4 2018 at 12:00 am
One event on Aug 18 2018 at 12:00 am
Tours are available on the following Saturdays from 10am-2pm:
Roosevelt House Guided Tours
Roosevelt House — the former double townhouse of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, and now owned by Hunter College — offers visitors a chance to get closer to a family as unique as the city they inhabited, and to explore the private spaces where some of the most iconic public policy of the 20th century was shaped.
Tour the New York City home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, their five children, and FDR’s mother Sara Delano Roosevelt.
Hear about Franklin’s rise to the presidency after his struggle with polio, Eleanor’s activism for civil rights and human rights, and Sara’s philanthropy. Join us in the rooms where Eleanor gained the leadership skills to become America’s ambassador to the world and where Franklin created the New Deal to bring America out of the Great Depression. Hear the voices of the Roosevelts and their friends and view Roosevelt memorabilia, photographs, and period documents.
Enjoy the Neo-Georgian landmark designed by architect Charles A. Platt and learn how Hunter College carries on the Roosevelts’ legacies in the 21st century through research, teaching and public programs.
Make a tour reservation and learn more about our tour programs below.
Cost: Free, with a suggested donation of $10 for adults.
Roosevelt House offers regularly scheduled, guided tours to individuals on Saturdays, and to groups on Fridays and Saturdays (see “Scheduled Tour Dates” below).