19. Springwood

Springwood at Hyde Park

The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site is where you’ll find Springwood, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s birthplace, home, and final resting place. The estate, located in Hyde Park, was purchased by Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s father, James, in 1866.

In 1915, FDR and his mother Sara began renovating and enlarging the house. The result of their work is the imposing Italianate mansion that visitors see today. In 1943, Franklin Delano Roosevelt donated Springwood to the American people and after his death it was transferred to the National Parks Service.