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Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

54 Valkill Park Road - Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348
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Guided tours are available to Val-Kill, Mrs. Roosevelt's retreat from her public duties as First Lady, and the grounds, which include gardens, outbuildings, woodland trails and a pond.
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54 Valkill Park Road - Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348
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Reviewed 6 days ago

i have a truly profound respect for Mrs. Roosevelt after visiting her home and learning so much about her. She was a strong force, but so down to earth. Never put on airs.Her home was simple and very welcoming.

Thank souperbev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great National Park Service site. There is a fee charged for entrance/tours, however NPS passes (Senior, Annual and Access) are all honored and help to defer admission costs. Parking is free. Like with anything, the earlier you go, the less crowded things will be....More

Thank JNFII
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Another great National Historic site. Friendly tram driver picked us up promptly for the short ride to the house. Great movie before the tour - led by a very knowledgeable, friendly guide. Well worth the visit !

Thank jackfpa76
Reviewed 4 July 2017

It is historic and very interesting place to bring your family. I thoroughly enjoy every aspect of the visit and I am returning in two years time with a different group. Mrs. Roosevelt's life is so interesting. So much to learn from her philosophy. I...More

2  Thank adrianaboston
Reviewed 3 July 2017

So much information about such a dynamic woman! Tour guide by ranger very informative although it really dragged for the kids. So glad we came back three days after touring FDR home!

1  Thank jalainern
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site is called Val-Kill (Valley Stream). Visiting Val-Kill is a very unique experience. The house, which originally was Eleanor Roosevelt’s company called Val-Kill Industries, its outbuildings, and surrounding setting are much more relaxed than the nearby FDR Estate and definitely...More

1  Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This site is more about Eleanor than the physical facilities. It is very informative as well as being quite picturesque. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The Jr Ranger was well fitted to the site and the kids enjoyed earning it. I would plan a...More

Thank whiskey3pa
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The site and tour were excellent. Unlike many historic homes, Valkill was less about the house and more about her life and times at the home. The ranger who gave our tour was great. He knew some great stories about Eleanor and the family. I...More

1  Thank Trey J
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Well maintained- Summer cottage of Eleanor Roosevelt. Interesting theater information regarding this site. Nice hiking trails for 1.0 mile plus trek. Also hike to cottage on hill where President Roosevelt spent time.

Thank fvtownsend
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The introductory movie was interesting but the tour of the house was disappointing. It was the last tour of the day so the Park Guide seemed to be in a hurry and did a lot of complaining about the possible reduction of staff under the...More

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