3. Top Cottage

Photo from Wikipedia Commons by Daniel Case

Top Cottage was built by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1937 as a retreat and future retirement home. It is located on what has been called “the nicest hill in Dutchess County” and is part of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. The Cottage is said to be one of the earliest wheelchair accessible designed homes and one of the only homes designed by a sitting president. The National Parks Service offers tours of the Dutch Colonial Revival Cottage where Roosevelt hosted world leaders including Britain’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.