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Information for Booking a School Group Tour

Each year hundreds of teachers bring more that 17,000 students to Hyde Park to partake in one of the Library's free Education Programs. Each program, presented by a New York State certified teacher or the Library's Education Specialist, is both document and curriculum based, and is designed to meet the needs of students and teachers alike.

The Roosevelt Library's Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center serves as a joint visitor and education center for those who come to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Home of FDR National Historic Site. The Presidential Library and the National Park Service offer joint educational programs free of charge.

The center's facilities include three classrooms for interactive and hands-on activities. The Wallace Center contains orientation exhibits, an introductory film, Museum Store and ample restroom facilities.

Contact Us

Contact the FDR Library for directions, reservations for both Presidential Library and National Park Service educational programs, additional information, or to arrange a complimentary teacher's pre-visit admission pass.

Telephone: (845) 486-7751
E-mail: roosevelt.library@nara.gov

Read about the Education Programs offered by the staff of the Roosevelt Library and National Archives. Visit www.nps.gov/hofr for information about programs offered by the National Park Service related to the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites.

Distance Learning

Through its Distance Learning Program, supported in part by the Robert and Toni Bader Charitable Foundation, the Pare Lorentz Center now has the ability to bring many of our workshops, resources, lectures, and presentations directly into the classroom free of charge. Live Distance Learning

Though nothing can replace the thrill of visiting the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum–the nation’s first Presidential Library–in person, we realize that due to budgetary, time, and geographic considerations this is impossible for some.

These real-time, interactive presentations conducted via video conferencing allow students, teachers and community groups the opportunity to experience the documents, artifacts, and expertise of the Roosevelt Library staff from wherever they may be.

View our extensive list of topics or suggest your own, tailored to your group or classroom’s needs and interests.

For more information about our distance learning and video conferencing opportunities, contact the library’s education specialist Jeffrey Urbin at (845) 486-7761 or by email at Jeffrey.Urbin@nara.gov.