Free Memorial Day Events at FDR Site

HYDE PARK – The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site and the FDR Presidential Library and Museum will host a series of free, public events over Memorial Day Weekend, from Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, 2024.

• World War II Encampment & Military Displays
On Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, the The Duffle Bag of Patterson, New York, will present a weekend of historic military displays and a World War II encampment on the Roosevelt Library’s front lawn. Reenactors in battle dress will be on hand to share their love of history with the visiting public. Collections of military uniforms, weapons, insignia from 1917 to the present day, and military vehicles will be on display. Free, public event.

• Field Of Honor® Flag Display
From Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, the Hyde Park Education Foundation presents their fifth annual Field of Honor® flag display at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, in front of the Home. Hundreds of American flags will fly in a patriotic display, honoring heroes. Each U.S. flag represents an individual and tells a story. For more information, visit Free, public event.

Regular admission will be charged for the FDR Library and National Park Service Historic Sites.

The National Park Service administers the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Sites in Hyde Park, New York. Visitors to the sites can enjoy guided tours of the historic buildings, beautiful gardens, lush green lawns, and miles of hiking trails. Special park events are offered throughout the year, and kids can participate in free junior ranger programs. For more information visit

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