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A sculpture of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

A sculpture of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt is part of the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park

A tour of the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. The estate was FDR's birthplace and lifelong home.

Park Ranger Veronica Coffey of Highland Falls speaks
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Park Ranger Veronica Coffey of Highland Falls speaks to visitors outside the FDR home at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

These windows at the Roosevelt home have a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

These windows at the Roosevelt home have a view of the Hudson River and can be seen at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site at Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Visitors walk the grounds of the Roosevelt family
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Visitors walk the grounds of the Roosevelt family estate at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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Park Ranger Veronica Coffey of Highland Falls gestures
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Park Ranger Veronica Coffey of Highland Falls gestures in the direction of the Hudson River while standing in the backyard of the Roosevelt family home in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

A sculpture of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

A sculpture of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt is part of the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Visitors walk the grounds of the Roosevelt family
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Visitors walk the grounds of the Roosevelt family home at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

The final resting places of President Franklin D.
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

The final resting places of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, can be visited during a tour of the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Park Ranger Veronica Coffey of Highland Falls guides
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Park Ranger Veronica Coffey of Highland Falls guides visitors through the Henry A. Wallace visitors center during a tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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Top Cottage, which was built on the outskirts
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Top Cottage, which was built on the outskirts of the Roosevelt family property and visited by close friends and political allies, is seen referenced in the visitors center in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Eleanor Roosevelt's bedroom at the Roosevelt family home,
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Eleanor Roosevelt's bedroom at the Roosevelt family home, which can be viewed at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Inside Franklin Roosevelt's home at the Franklin D.
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

Inside Franklin Roosevelt's home at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park (June 6, 2009)

Franklin Roosevelt's television inside the Roosevelt family home
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

Franklin Roosevelt's television inside the Roosevelt family home at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park (March 18, 2009)

An elevator used by Franklin Roosevelt at the
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

An elevator used by Franklin Roosevelt at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park (June 4, 2009)

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Political cartoons collected by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Political cartoons collected by President Franklin D. Roosevelt are seen in the hallway of the Roosevelt family home at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

The living room in the Roosevelt family home
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

The living room in the Roosevelt family home at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park (June 6, 2009)

President Roosevelt's bird collection at the Franklin D.
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

President Roosevelt's bird collection at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. (June 4, 2009)

President Roosevelt's desk at the Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

President Roosevelt's desk at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (May 24, 2011)

The Oval Office desk used by President Roosevelt
(Credit: John Roca)

The Oval Office desk used by President Roosevelt at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Dec. 14, 2011)

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The boyhood bedroom of Franklin D. Roosevelt at
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

The boyhood bedroom of Franklin D. Roosevelt at the the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (May 20, 2011)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's personal 1936 Ford convertible
(Credit: John Roca)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's personal 1936 Ford convertible on display at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Dec. 14, 2011)

The Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center houses the
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

The Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center houses the gift shop at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

The Roosevelt family home is photographed during a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

The Roosevelt family home is photographed during a tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

The entrance to the Franklin D. Roosevelt National
(Credit: John Roca)

The entrance to the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Dec. 14, 2011)

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Visitors walk the grounds of the Roosevelt family
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Visitors walk the grounds of the Roosevelt family home at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Visitors walk the grounds of the Roosevelt family
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Visitors walk the grounds of the Roosevelt family estate at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Visitors look out over the property behind the
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Visitors look out over the property behind the Roosevelt family home at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

The property behind the Roosevelt family home at
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

The property behind the Roosevelt family home at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Manicured lawns and tree-lined paths can be viewed
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Manicured lawns and tree-lined paths can be viewed at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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A view of the Roosevelt family home at
(Credit: John Roca)

A view of the Roosevelt family home at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (Dec. 14, 2011)

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