In 1913, when Woodrow Wilson appointed FDR assistantsecretary of the
navy, ER and FDR moved to Washington, DC where they rented Auntie Bye's
home at 1733 N Street, NW. In autumn 1917, they rented a larger home at
2131 R Street, NW."
"In 1912 F. D. R. supported Woodrow Wilson for the presidency and Wilson
won. Wilson appointed F. D. R. Assistant Secretary of the Navy. The
Roosevelts moved to 1733 N. Street, Washington D.C.
"Beneath its canopy, then-Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D.
Roosevelt's affair with Lucy Mercer blossomed in 1916-18. Eleanor
Roosevelt's discovery of FDR's dalliance from love letters in their home
at 2131 R St. NW was the devastating blow that launched her
transformation from meek helpmate to icon of female independence."
"Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt lived at 2131 R Street, while Roosevelt
was Assistant Secretary of the Navy, a significant launching pad for his
campaign for Vice President in 1920 (see box). Across the street from
the Roosevelts, at 2132 R Street, was the home of Attorney General A.
Mitchell Palmer." Mr. Palmer's residence was bombed and body parts flew
very far (bomber's body) with one limb landing on the doorstep of the
I know there
are tours in DC which may include this house, but I am not sure it's a
home you can "go inside". I think it's privately owned now or part of an
Embassy. However, it doesn't hurt to inquire.