President Franklin D. Roosevelt's
Visits to Hyde Park During His Presidency.*

*Explanatory Note on Calculation of Dates: Date ranges include only those days in which a significant or substantial part of the day was spent in Hyde Park. Often the President would depart from Washington late in the afternoon so as to arrive in Hyde Park late in the evening. Similarly, the President often left Hyde Park shortly after midnight so as to arrive in Washington by 9:00 a.m. Such travel days when the President technically was in Hyde Park but spent no appreciable time there are not included.

The following timeline traces the dates that President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited his hometown of Hyde Park, New York, while he held the title of President. Included in the timeline are notes on special events relating to the President in Hyde Park; Links to speeches the President made in Hyde Park; Links to selected Press Conferences that the President held in Hyde Park; Links to other documents describing events in Hyde Park during Presidential Visits; and Links to photos of President Roosevelt and others in Hyde Park.

1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945


1933

July 29, 1933 - August 11, 1933
August 20, 1933 - August 31, 1933
September 27, 1933 - October 1, 1933


1934

June 3, 1934 (en route from Worcester MA to Washington DC)
June 23, 1934 - June 25, 1934
August 26, 1934 - September 14, 1934

September 20,1934 - September 25, 1934
November 3, 1934 - November 7, 1934


1935

February 24, 1935 - February 27, 1935
June 8, 1935 - June 12, 1935
June 22, 1935 - June 23, 1935
August 16, 1935 - August 17, 1935
September 1, 1935 - September 22, 1935
October 31, 1935 - November 7, 1935

  • Photo : November 3, Hyde Park Fire Department honors President Roosevelt.
  • Photo : November 5, President Roosevelt votes in Hyde Park.

1936

February 23, 1936 - February 24, 1936
April 26, 1936 - April 27, 1936
May 23, 1936 - May 25, 1936
June 28, 1936 - June 29, 1936
July 11, 1936 -July 13, 1936

August 1, 1936 - August 9, 1936
August 16, 1936 - August 23, 1936
September 21, 1936 - September 29, 1936
October 2, 1936 - October 5, 1936
October 18, 1936 (en route to Washington DC at end of campaign trip)
November 1, 1936 - November 5, 1936


1937

May 30, 1937 - June 1, 1937
July 1, 1937 - July 7, 1937

  • Photo : July 4, Picnic at the President's cottage in Hyde Park and a tour for the press.

August 7, 1937 - August 9, 1937
August 27, 1937 - September 2, 1937
September 19, 1937 - September 22, 1937
October 6, 1937 - October 7, 1937
October 13, 1937 - October 19, 1937
October 24, 1937 - November 4, 1937

  • Photo : November 2, President Roosevelt votes in Hyde Park.
  • Photo : November 2, Torchlight parade outside the President's home.

1938

February 19, 1938 - February 23, 1938
May 28, 1938 - May 30, 1938
June 20, 1938 - June 23, 1938
June 28, 1938 - July 2, 1938

  • June 28: Press Conference .
  • July 1: Crown Princess of Sweden visits President Roosevelt in Hyde Park.

August 19, 1938 - August 29, 1938

September 6, 1938 - September 9, 1938
October 2, 1938 - October 9, 1938
October 16, 1938 - October 24, 1938

November 3, 1938 - November 10, 1938


1939

April 27, 1939 - May 2, 1939

  • April 27: The Norwegian Crown prince and Princess arrive in Hyde Park and stay as
    guests of the President (length of stay not clear).
  • April 30: Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark arrive in Hyde Park for the day as
    guests of the President.

May 27, 1939 - May 30, 1939
June 10, 1939 - June 12, 1939

  • June 11-12 : The Britannic Majesties, King George and Queen Elizabeth, visit Hyde Park as guests of the President and Mrs. Roosevelt.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt describes the event in her syndicated journal column, "My
    Day," in a column released on June 13, 1939.
  • Photo : President Roosevelt and the King and Queen at St. James Church, Hyde Park.
  • Photo : President and Mrs. Roosevelt on the steps of their Hyde Park home with the King and Queen.
  • Photo : President and Mrs. Roosevelt driving the King and Queen to the Hyde Park railroad station.

June 24, 1939 - June 28, 1939
July 2, 1939 - July 4, 1939
July 21, 1939 - July 24, 1939

  • July 22: Press Conference .
  • Photo : President Roosevelt turning over the deed for the land on his estate on which the Presidential Library will be built.

August 8, 1939 - August 12, 1939

September 9, 1939 - September 10, 1939

  • Photo: September 9, President Roosevelt aboard the USS Potomac near Hyde Park.

September 23, 1939 - September 24, 1939
October 6, 1939 - October 8, 1939
October 20, 1939 - October 22, 1939

  • October 21: President Roosevelt inspects the Vanderbilt estate with representatives
    from the Interior Department.

November 5, 1939 - November 8, 1939
November 17, 1939 - November 19, 1939

December 15, 1939 - December 18, 1939

  • December 17: President Roosevelt presents the Congressional Medal to Richard Aldrich.

1940

February 2, 1940 - February 5, 1940

April 6, 1940 - April 9, 1940
May 4, 1940 - May 6, 1940
June 21, 1940 - June 23, 1940

  • June 22: President Roosevelt receives the news that France has signed an armistice
    agreement and surrendered to Nazi Germany.

July 4, 1940 - July 7, 1940

July 22, 1940 - July 24, 1940
August 3, 1940 - August 9, 1940
August 19, 1940 - August 21, 1940

August 28, 1940 - September 1, 1940
September 7, 1940 - September 10, 1940
September 20, 1940 - September 23, 1940
October 5, 1940 - October 7, 1940

October 19, 1940 - October 20, 1940
November 4, 1940 - November 6, 1940

  • November 4: Radio campaign address .
  • November 5: President Roosevelt votes in Hyde Park.
  • Description of election night and surrounding events at the President's home, by
    Robert E. Sherwood.
  • November 6: President Roosevelt lays the cornerstone for the new Hyde Park Post
    Office.

November 21, 1940 - November 24, 1940


1941

January 11, 1941 - January 13, 1941
February 21, 1941 - February 24, 1941

April 19, 1941 - April 20, 1941
May 30, 1941 - June 2, 1941

June 27, 1941 - July 4, 1941

  • June 30: Ceremonies held at the President's Library as he turns it over to the Federal
    Government, thus establishing it as the first Presidential Library owned by the public.
  • June 30: Dedication of FDR Library .
  • Photos (1) : President Roosevelt at dedication of FDR Library.
  • Photos (2) : President Roosevelt at dedication of FDR Library.
  • July 4: Address at Hyde Park .

July 25, 1941 - July 28, 1941
August 22, 1941 - August 24, 1941
August 30, 1941 - September 1, 1941

September 6, 1941 - September 10, 1941

  • September 9: Funeral for the President's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt.

September 19, 1941 - September 21, 1941
September 27, 1941 - September 29, 1941
October 4, 1941 - October 6, 1941
October 17, 1941 - October 20, 1941
November 1, 1941 - November 4, 1941


1942

January 7, 1942 - January 10, 1942
February 1, 1942 - February 5, 1952
February 28, 1942 - March 3, 1942
March 27, 1942 - March 30, 1942
April 17, 1942 - April 19, 1942
May 8, 1942 - May 12, 1942
June 2, 1942 - June 4, 1942
June 18, 1942 - June 20, 1942

  • June 19-20: Winston S. Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain, visits Hyde Park to
    discuss the war in Europe. Some sources say that the concept of creating an atomic
    weapon is discussed in these meetings.
  • Photo : President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill at Top Cottage.

June 26, 1942 - July 3, 1942

  • June 26: President Roosevelt hosts the Crown Princess of Norway, Martha, and King
    George II of Greece.
  • Photo President Roosevelt and King George II of Greece at Top Cottage.

July 10, 1942 - July 14, 1942
July 31, 1942 - August 3, 1942
August 14, 1942 - August 19, 1942
September 4, 1942 - September 8, 1942
October 31, 1942 - November 4, 1942
November 14, 1942 - November 15, 1942
November 27, 1942 - November 29, 1942
December 19, 1942 - December 23, 1942


1943

February 6, 1943 - February 9, 1943
March 5, 1943 - March 9, 1943
April 2, 1943 - April 5, 1943
May 29, 1943 - June 1, 1943
June 18, 1943 - June 22, 1943
July 2, 1943 - July 6, 1943
July 17, 1943 - July 20, 1943
July 31, 1943 (en route to Birch Island, Ontario for fishing trip)
August 12, 1943 - August 15, 1943

  • August 12-14: Winston S. Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain, again visits Hyde
    Park to discuss the war effort with President Roosevelt.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt described P.M. Churchill's visit in her syndicated journal column, "My Day," in a column released on August 17, 1943.

August 26, 1943 - August 29, 1943
September 10, 1943 - September 13, 1943
September 17, 1943 - September 24, 1943
October 7, 1943 - October 11, 1943

  • Photo : President Roosevelt with Princess Julianne of the Netherlands.

October 30, 1943 - November 3, 1943

  • November 2: President Roosevelt votes in Hyde Park.
  • Photo : President Roosevelt votes in Hyde Park..

December 24, 1943 - December 26, 1943

  • Photo : Christmas Eve at Hyde Park.

1944

January 22, 1944 - January 28, 1944
February 23, 1944 - February 29, 1944
March 25, 1944 - March 27, 1944
May 19, 1944 - May 24, 1944
June 16, 1944 - June 21, 1944
June 30, 1944 - July 5, 1944
July 14, 1944 (en route to West Coast and Pacific Inspection Trip)
August 20, 1944 - August 22, 1944
September 1, 1944 - September 5, 1944
September 10, 1944 (en route to Second Quebec Conference)
September 17, 1944 - September 20, 1944
September 24, 1944 - September 26, 1944
October 6, 1944 - October 10, 1944
October 22, 1944 - October 23, 1944
November 5, 1944 - November 9, 1944

November 22, 1944 - November 25, 1944
December 24, 1944 - December 29, 1944


1945

January 12, 1945 - January 15, 1945
March 4, 1945 - March 7, 1945
March 25, 1945 - March 28, 1945
April 14, 1945 - April 15, 1945

  • April 14: After his passing on April 12, the body of Franklin Roosevelt is taken to his
    home in Hyde Park.
  • April 15: Funeral services are held in Hyde Park and the former President is buried on
    his family's estate.
  • Photo (1) : Funeral services.
  • Photo (2) : Funeral services.
  • Photo (3) : Funeral services.

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