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Val-Kill Cottage

54 Valkill Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348
+1 845-229-9422
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The home of Eleanor Roosevelt that is located on the Roosevelt estate and is open to the public.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amazing woman” (25 reviews)
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54 Valkill Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348
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"introductory movie"
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"real sense"
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"fdr home"
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Learn about Elinor Roosevelt here. She spent her later life here when she was probably the most powerful woman in the world. She entertai ed world power visitors here from JFK to Highle Salassie, Winston Churchill, QE II and more. Well worth a visit.

Thank JohnnyFry1
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We spent close to two hours here, and that's without walking the grounds! You must be on a tour to see the house interior. Tours are small. This allows you to ask a lot of questions of the guide. There is also a film and...More

Thank Abby B
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

A great piece of history. The Val-Kill Cottage is well worth the visit. Eleanor Roosevelt was an incredible human and this cottage was a great piece of history at that time.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

More people go to the FDR house and this is not on the same property. Great tour of the factory turned cottage for Eleanor Roosevelt, and they’ve redone the grounds so you can see the pool, tennis courts, and barbecue. Moving view of such important...More

Thank Nicole G
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

The story of Val-Kill is not well known, but incredibly worthwhile. We had a wonderful tour leader who really built the story of why this house is so important.

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

This Home is filled with love, you can feel it as soon as you arrive on the property. The setting is simple yet stunning, with the babbling brook, and marsh grass and little bridge. It is charming. I learned many things about Eleanor that I...More

Thank LongIslandGiirl
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

To see where she lived and learn more about this wonderful American is a thrill. Don't miss it. And eat at the CIA afterwards.

Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Val-Kill is a great study into a woman full of surprises. Her life is not as well as known as her husband's, but may have had far greater influence world-wide.

Thank SkowMaineacs
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is a place of comfort, which easily reflects Eleanor Roosevelt's personality and character. Originally built as a factory for hand made products by local farmers (a vision created by Eleanor and 3 close friends), Eleanor created a home from it after the factory's demise.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

This tour starts with a video and then perhaps a bit too long talk about Eleanor Roosevelt and Val-Kill cottage. The tour itself is just 10 minutes inside the small home. I wish the info folks had told us about other options, to visit Top...More

2  Thank Ontheroadsince64
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Gladys S
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Response from SkowMaineacs | Reviewed this property |
There is the Hyde Park Brewhouse across from the FDR Library complex. It brews its own beers which are a range of flavors that will meet most palates somewhere. It is not fancy but it is very good at what it represents... More
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Response from jansjourneys | Reviewed this property |
It is beautiful and you can easily see how the famous and non-famous enjoyed the place!
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ELLEN S
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Response from leekster | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I do not know. Possibly check the website. There should be a phone number at the very least. It is a wonderful must see place!
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