Hyde Park in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Home by the Hudson
All that is within me cries to go back to my home by the Hudson River. - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944
It was only when passing through the gates at the end of this road that FDR felt truly at home. Roosevelt loved Springwood’s forests and fields. He found stability in the peaceful regularity of life here. As he neared the end of his life, Roosevelt often experienced his longing to return to this beautiful setting.
FDR driving along this lane with his dog Fala on October 22, 1944 (above)
FDR, in 1889, at age 8 riding his pony Debbie around Springwood (right)
FDR, in March 1901, at 19 with some of the family pets (middle right)
FDR age 22 sledding on the estate in the winter of 1904 (far right)
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Roads & Vehicles Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list.
Location. 41° 46.067′ N, 73° 56.012′ W. Marker is in Hyde Park, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Albany Post Road (U.S. 9) and FDR Drive, on the left when traveling north. Located on the grounds of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park NY 12538, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The World Mourns (about 300 feet away); Springwood (about 500 feet away); The heart of Franklin Roosevelt (about 500 feet away); Preserving a President’s View (about 700 feet away); New Guinea Community Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hyde Park RR Station (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyde Park.
Also see . . . Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, National Park Service. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. 3. submitted on November 2, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.