47-49 East 65th Street
New York, New York, 10065
Roosevelt House is located on the north side of East 65th street, between Park and Madison Avenues.
By Bus:Take the M1, M3, M4, to 66th Street or the
Crosstown M66 to Park Avenue.
By Subway: Take the “6” to the 68th Street/Hunter College station, walk Southwest to 65th Street and Park Avenue, or the “F” to the 63rd Street/Lexington Avenue station, walk Northwest to 65th Street and Park Avenue.
The house itself may only be visited by prior arrangement or during public tours, which take place on most Saturdays. Visitour tour page to make a reservation, or to learn more about our Saturday tour program.
Guided tours of the restored Roosevelt House are available to attendees at our public events and to other members of the public with advance reservations and subject to the availability of guides. Visitors to Roosevelt House may also view an ongoing exhibition of photographs that show how the Great Depression and New Deal programs affected ordinary Americans. Picturing Policy: Reimagining Policy in the New Deal, organized by curator and author Rickie Solinger, provides a visual representation of the Roosevelt legacy. Tours of Roosevelt House, which give an inside look at the former New York homes of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and his mother Sara Delano Roosevelt, are led by Hunter Student Ambassadors who have mastered the history of the House and all its nooks and crannies.
Visitors are particularly drawn to the FDR Library on the second floor, where Franklin met with future cabinet members before his inauguration and planned the first 100 days of his presidency. The Library restoration, which preserves much of its original detail, will eventually be a museum about the lives and legacy of Franklin and Eleanor. An exhibition of Roosevelt memorabilia, photographs, and documents is now temporarily on display. Also of special interest to visitors are the second floor parlor room where FDR gave an address to the nation the day after his election in 1932 via radio and the Four Freedoms Room, so named for the posters painted by Norman Rockwell during World War II, on the first floor, donated to Hunter by Leonard Lauder. Originally two separate dining rooms, the Four Freedoms Room is now one large space for multiple uses.