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A tour participant checks out FDR's collection of (Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A tour participant checks out FDR's collection of political cartoons framed on the wall inside the house at Hyde Park. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Sunday at Hyde Park on Hudson

Hyde Park, the former home to President Franklin Roosevelt, is open to the public year-round, seven days a week -- except for major holidays -- and offers visitors a chance to step back in time and experience life as a Roosevelt. The park is offering free admission on Veterans Day weekend. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Shannon Butler, of Highland, a tour guide at
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Shannon Butler, of Highland, a tour guide at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt House in Hyde Park, pauses outside the rose garden to give some information about the grounds. Franklin and Eleanor are buried side by side in the rose garden. All national parks are giving away free entry/tours on Veterans Day weekend. (Nov. 11, 2012) (Nov. 11, 2012)

A tour participant checks out FDR's collection of
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A tour participant checks out FDR's collection of political cartoons framed on the wall inside the house at Hyde Park. (Nov. 11, 2012)

A tour group visits the Roosevelt family home
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A tour group visits the Roosevelt family home at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt House in Hyde Park. (Nov. 11, 2012)

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A couple read the informational signs in the
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A couple read the informational signs in the visitors center at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt House in Hyde Park on Sunday before they take a tour of the house and grounds. All national parks are giving away free entry/tours on Veterans Day weekend. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Visitors tour the first floor at the Franklin
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Visitors tour the first floor at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt House in Hyde Park. (Nov. 11, 2012)

A room is preserved in the style it
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A room is preserved in the style it was lived in on the first floor of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt House in Hyde Park. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Tour participants view the library at the Franklin
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Tour participants view the library at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt House in Hyde Park. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Lenny DiBello of Syracuse reads a sign at
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Lenny DiBello of Syracuse reads a sign at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt House in Hyde Park. He and his partner, Maria Scarfino, came to Hyde Park to visit his granddaughter, Elizabeth DiBello, who studies at the Culinary Institute of America. He says that he always likes to do something patriotic for Veterans Day because he knew many people who were lost to various wars, and it helps him remember. (Nov. 11, 2012)

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The library and living area in the Franklin
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

The library and living area in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt House in Hyde Park are blocked off to visitors to keep the locations preserved. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Lenny DiBello of Syracuse looks at FDR's bedroom
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Lenny DiBello of Syracuse looks at FDR's bedroom at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt House in Hyde Park. He and his partner, Maria Scarfino (not pictured), came to Hyde Park to visit his granddaughter Elizabeth DiBello (pictured at left), a student at the Culinary Institute of America. He says that he always likes to do something patriotic for Veterans Day because he knew many people who were lost to various wars, and it helps him remember. (Nov. 11, 2012)

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