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Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

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Address: 54 Valkill Park Road - Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY 12538
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Description: Guided tours are available to Val-Kill, Mrs. Roosevelt's retreat from her...
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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Valuable Insights at Val-Kill

On beautifully kept grounds in a lovely setting, visitors can garner insights into the life of a truly remarkable woman. The brief film and the 45-minute tour are essential to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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East Setauket NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On beautifully kept grounds in a lovely setting, visitors can garner insights into the life of a truly remarkable woman. The brief film and the 45-minute tour are essential to gain an understanding of the motivations that elevated Eleanor Roosevelt to her role as first among First Ladies. One may be familiar with her many accomplishments and achievements, but this... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A short video and tour of the cottage offer perspective into Eleanor's personality and life. Site includes large grounds with trails for walking. Small tours fill fast. Reservations recommended, especially if traveling from a distance. Guides and park staff were really friendly and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This lovely cottage and grounds is where Eleanor blossomed, relaxing with friends and family. this was her retreat and a treat to visit. take the ranger led tour and learn about this remarkable lady

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High Point, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

First, make a reservation for one of the available Ranger tours. It's the only way to see Val-Kill Cottage. After living in her mother-in-law's house (the FDR Home), it's illuminating to see how simply Eleanor chose to live. She had a passion for supporting the civil rights of all Americans, and expressed that here with the creation of Val-Kill Industries... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

You must see Eleanor's house to fully appreciate the honor and nobility of this remarkable human being. She redefined the office of First Lady and her life of service continued far beyond her years as the wife of FDR. I am glad we went and took the tour of the house because as you tour the house, you learn so... More 

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chesterfield, mo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There wasn't a lot to learn here after seeing the FDR site first but we were glad that Eleanor's home was preserved. Not many rooms so I'd look around but not necessarily take the tour.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Volunteer Tour Guide, Trish Maloney, made this visit memorable. Our visit to Eleanor Roosevelt's home was brought to life by Trish. Conversational in tone, she could also quote primary resources about this National Historic Site.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was hoping for more than a recorded welcome/introduction and a tour of only 3 rooms in the cottage. Especially lackluster after visiting the FDR Presidential Library and Museum and seeing the tour of his family home.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great experience. The visit if nothing else drove home how hard FDR had to work to deal with his attack of polio.

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Bridgewater NJ USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great visit to a quiet place that was the essence of Eleanor. See Vall-Kill and the Stone Cottage. The National Park Service has a wonderful tour of both which are set deep into the woods down a narrow road. See where Eleanor lived and worked and where she and her friends developed their stances on civil rights and retraining workers... More 

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Additional Information about Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Address: 54 Valkill Park Road - Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hyde Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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