Front of Springwood - FDR's Boyhood Home
Our Guide took us right to the front door and we went in that way. Of course, first he gave us a few rules to follow. We were allowed to take pictures inside as long as we didn't use our flash.
Sarah Delano Roosevelt (FDR's Mother) called this her Snuggery. It was where she had her breakfast and gave orders for the day to the servants. This room has a very early RCA television set behind the pink chair. It was given to the President in 1939 and he didn't really believe that television would catch on.
The Living Room
The Dining Room
The chair turned slightly was FDR's chair. It was positioned so he could get into it from his wheel chair.
The Servant's Wing
We are on the second floor now. The third floor had a fire some years ago and visitors are no longer allowed in that area.
FDR's Boyhood Bedroom
FDR used this bedroom until he was married in 1905.
The Pink Room - a Guest Room
One of the 9 bathrooms in the home
The Birth Room
FDR was born in this room on January 30, 1882.
He weighed 10 pounds!
This is FDR's Bedroom
One of the drawings on the wall of his bedroom
FDR's Robe lying near the bed
The President and Mrs. Roosevelt's closet
Eleanor Roosevelt's Bedroom that adjoined FDR's
Sarah's Bedroom - much larger than Eleanor's
We are on the second floor near the Chinz Room
After we finished exploring the second floor, our guided tour was over. We went down a new stairway out the back of the house when the tour ended. Then we were free to roam the grounds or wander over to the Presidential Library. We first walked over to see the Stables.
The Coach House going through some renovation
The Rose Garden
The graves are actually in front of the monument. The President's has the single USA Flag and Eleanor's has the smaller three flags. There is some type of ground cover on the graves.