2-Night Stay in the FDR Suite at Adams House

Bidding Supports: Harvard Varsity Club (Boston, MA)

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You and up to 3 guests will enjoy a 2-night weekend stay in the historic FDR Suite at Adams House.

About the FDR Suite
From 1900-1904, young Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with his Groton chum Lathrop Brown, rented rooms in Westmorly Court, (now B-17 of Adams House) the newest and most luxurious building on Harvard's Gold Coast. Equipped with all the latest innovations – central heat, electricity, a modern "hygienic" bathroom – the suite contained over 600 sq. feet of living space spread over 4 rooms, with 14' ceilings, French doors, and a working fireplace. These spacious quarters, which were originally decorated in high Victorian style by FDR and his mother Sara have been recently returned to their pristine Gilded Age condition, filled with period furniture and antiques and restored to their 1900 appearance, both as the only existing memorial to the former President at Harvard, as well as a living museum of daily College life at the turn of the twentieth century.


Room Details
2 comfortable bedrooms that sleep 4 people
Wireless Internet
Period Bath with Tub 

Mutually agreed upon weekend stay excluding Commencement & Head of the Charles
Check-in 3pm Friday
Check-out 5pm Sunday

No animals
No children under 12

About the FDR Foundation
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation is based at Adams House, Harvard University and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the 32nd president of the United States and to the renewal of his legacy for the 21st century. Our current initiatives focus on:

  • impacts of climate change and automation on high-risk populations
  • threats to democracy across the globe
  • dangers of rising American isolationism
  • building a creative citizenry to better face the disruptions of the 21st century

Special Instructions

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