Hyde Park is a town located in the western portion of Dutchess County, New York, United States, along the Hudson River and just north of the town of Poughkeepsie. Hyde Park is most famous for being the hometown of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His grandfather's home there, the Isaac Roosevelt House, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, as are the homes of Franklin D. Roosevelt himself, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Frederick William Vanderbilt, along with Franklin D. Roosevelt High School.
Hyde Park is the location of the Culinary Institute of America, a residential college devoted to culinary and pastry arts.
The population was 21,571 at the 2010 census. US 9 passes through the town near the Hudson River.
Settlement of the region officially began around 1742, but may have begun as early as 1710. The name of the area was changed to "Hyde Park" around 1810. Previously, it was part of the Fauconnier Patent and was named "Stoutenburgh", after an early settler. Part of the town was from the Great Nine Partners Patent of 1697.
In 1900, the town's population was 2,806.
The Roosevelt Family
Hyde Park is the hometown of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945). His estate, Springwood, is the site of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site maintained by the National Park Service. Also on the site are his presidential library and museum. Roosevelt used this residence throughout his life. FDR's historical house is now a museum that can be visited.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are both buried in the rose garden of the Springwood estate.