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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” (24 reviews)
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54 Valkill Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348
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"eleanor roosevelt"
in 186 reviews
"val kill"
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"amazing woman"
in 24 reviews
"stone house"
in 8 reviews
"down to earth"
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"human rights"
in 14 reviews
"united nations"
in 7 reviews
"her husband"
in 7 reviews
"world leaders"
in 14 reviews
"tour guide"
in 33 reviews
"short film"
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"park ranger"
in 26 reviews
"introductory movie"
in 6 reviews
"private life"
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"fdr home"
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"living room"
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"beautiful setting"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 10 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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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Eleanore Roosevelt is my hero. Her life is inspiring and the tour and talk are entertaining and inspirational. It’s a lovely property with opportunities to walk the trails of the grounds for free.

Thank reg1309
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I have visited many of the Roosevelts’ homes and am always amazed by how unassuming they are. Hyde Park and Campabello are grand, but in no way opulent and Warm Springs and ValKill are very simple. I can just imagine Eleanor using ValKill as a...More

Thank NWRob
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

After an informative movie, the tour of Val Kill is short, as only a few rooms are open. Our tour guide, Cindy, was excellent at helping us learn more about Eleanor's life there. You can also visit the original site nearby, and read some of...More

Thank AJfromPA
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Val Kill was one the stops on our US National Park Service package tour. We first toured the FDR home, museum, and library before Val Kill. This collage was built for her by FDR and is where she lived after his death. After a short...More

Thank Ernest O
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

With everything else to see at the Roosevelt home, it is easy to overlook Val-Kill Cottage but it is time well spent, especially for the insight it gives the visitor to life and person of Eleanor Roosevelt. The cottage is such a simple and rustic...More

Thank VFYankee
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Site with a well thought out display of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt. The two main buildings and surrounding grounds are quite picturesque. The main building was only accessible by guided tour while there. So arriving early or calling in advance to...More

Thank jared625
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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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John K
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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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