We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Val-Kill Cottage

54 Valkill Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348
+1 845-229-9422
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Hudson Valley New York Great Estates Pass
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The home of Eleanor Roosevelt that is located on the Roosevelt estate and is open to the public.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“val kill” (132 reviews)
“amazing woman” (18 reviews)
54 Valkill Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348
+1 845-229-9422
Write a Review
Reviews (413)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 411 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The history associated with Val-Kill Cottage, the "refuge" of Elenaor Roosevelt, is what makes this an important and educational experience. The cottage itself has some intrinsic interest, but, it is all about the narrative. The tours are guided, and, fortuantely for me and my wife,...More

1  Thank MemphisProfessor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Val-Kill and Stone Cottage are about a 5-10 minute drive from FDRs home and library. They start the tour with an informative video and then a tour of her home. You can then explore the grounds on your own.

Thank longbeachlarry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Val-Kill is Eleanor Roosevelt's retreat home. It is a beautiful, serene setting close to the FDR library. You can take their shuttle or drive yourself. I recommend driving yourself so you are on your own time schedule. You have to take a guided tour to...More

1  Thank Liz D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Val Kill Cottage is a gem. The homeyness of the cottage gave one appreciation of this woman's humbleness. The ranger was excellent with detailed stories of Eleanor Roosevelt. A wonderful compliment to the FDR Home tour.

Thank swedesrus25
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The NPS ranger conducting the tour was obviously devoted to her subject even though her academic major was biology. A tour of Val-Kill is best completed after reviewing the material on Eleanor in the FDR library.

1  Thank Satradio
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Eye-opening experience. Thought I had a sense of who she was and what she contributed to American history and culture. But her home was quite interesting. HUMAN. Not ostentatious in the slightest. It was a complete reflection of the woman who was dedicated to others...More

1  Thank PhilipConnecticut
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Val-Kill, a converted furniture factory owned by Eleanor Roosevelt, became her permanent home in 1946, and where it is said she truly came into her own as a stateswoman and possibly the most influential woman of her time. Almost turned into a townhouse development in...More

1  Thank ggsmac
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I wanted to see where a great woman of the 20th century "took America by storm". My husband & I visited FDR's library & home last year & decided to see Eleanor's spot. Before our tour started precisely at 12:30; we wandered into the Stone...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

If you're near Hyde Park this is well worth the short ride. Very informative, relaxed tour. Beautiful grounds. Another historic area we should be very proud of. Our National Parks are a treasure and they're staffed by dedicated, well informed employees.

Thank jackfpa76
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We only visited the Stone Cottage and the grounds due to time constraints. The Stone Cottage is worth a visit. It provides some good information about Eleanor Roosevelt and her support of women and their presence in the workplace. The grounds are scenic and worth...More

1  Thank L M
Nearby Restaurants
Hung Far
8 reviews
1.05 km away
Rita's Italian Ice
8 reviews
1.25 km away
T&F Pizza
13 reviews
1.25 km away
Joseph's Steakhouse
308 reviews
.59 km away
Nearby Attractions
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
1,167 reviews
2.96 km away
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
1,823 reviews
6.71 km away
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home
936 reviews
3.02 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
John K
3 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jansjourneys | Reviewed this property |
It is beautiful and you can easily see how the famous and non-famous enjoyed the place!
18 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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!
2 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from SMJ48 | Reviewed this property |
YES!!! Just below the cottage is the outdoor fireplace where FDR grlled. The family loved picnics, so the area is for pinics. There are at least 2 picnic tables, as well as grass for blankets. A great place to feel part of... More