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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 yesterday

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

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Trey J
Reviewed 16 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

Thank Cookierow
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

My friend, her bf and I went here on one of the free park days. We started with a video, which was informative and interesting. We them went to her residence which used to be a furniture factory. The volunteers and ranger were very knowledgeable...More

Thank hmhmec
Reviewed 23 April 2017

My friends and I were here for a special program organized by the League of Women Voters...we enjoyed the short film and the enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable Park Ranger guides -- on out tour they had the answers to all of our questions. it was...More

Thank bluesmama11
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I can't imagine anyone leaving this area without a greater appreciation for our former First Lady. She was amazing on so many levels, and this site will help you understand her complex personality and strong drive to be a force for good in the world....More

Thank clark116
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This site of Eleanor Roosevelt's cottage and the site of her former Val-Kill Industries is lovely, offering tours as well as trails in the surrounding woods. My time there left me with a strong sense of the simplicity and goodness that was Eleanor--nothing ostentatious about...More

Thank annma
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Loved seeing all the original furnishings including the furniture built at Valkill. The tours were excellent!!

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