Plan a Field Trip
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 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
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.
Preparing for Your Visit to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum
Your visit will be more productive and enjoyable if you review the following material with your students prior to your arrival. While in the galleries students are welcome to talk among themselves and move about freely, but must remember to be respectful of other guests who may be visiting the museum.
These Rules Apply to Everyone:
Food and beverages are allowed only in the designated areas.
Food and beverages are not allowed in the museum galleries.
Backpacks or large bags must be left on the bus.
There can be no gum chewing, smoking, flash photography, running or rough housing.
Students must refrain from leaning into or on any of the museum displays or walls .
Any person unwilling or unable to comply with these requirements will be asked to refrain from participating in the visit activities, tours and programs.
Field Trip Grants
Descriptions of the document-based programs are available online at Educational Programs. You can also download the Education Programs Brochure for more information. If you have questions about the programs or logistics of your students' visit, please contact the Contact the Education Specialist. We recommend you also read through our FAQs about Field Trips for even more helpful information.