There are many trails and natural aspects for people to explore at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, but most visitors come to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt to explore Franklin’s Springwood estate. In order to keep an element of surprise and maintain a level of historical charm, there is a minimal amount of information available about what exactly lies within Springwood. But, here is an overview of what you can expect to explore at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt:
· Entrance Hall is the grand entrance where a collection of art work that Franklin collected throughout his lifetime is displayed. Visitors can also view a few artifacts from Franklin’s early life, as well as the trunk elevator.
· Living Room and Library has a comprehensive collection of over 10,000 volumes, thousands of pieces of art, over 500 specimens and models, millions of stamps, and thousands of coins and campaign memorabilia, which are all from Franklin’s private collection.
· Music Room is also often regarded as the Dresden Room. Many of the Chinese porcelain and lacquerware that were collected by Franklin’s mother are displayed here. Other notable elements of this room include the piano and photographs with autographs of various celebrities who visited Springwood.
· Bedrooms include the rooms used by Eleanor, Franklin, and his mother Sara.
· The Snuggery was part of the last major remodeling of Springwood that happened in 1915. The Snuggery was a room dedicated to Sara. Every day, Sara would spend her mornings in the Snuggery. Photo: NPS Photo
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