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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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Tour Guide Brought this Site to Life

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Roseville, California
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32 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
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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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Was worth the visit - add it to your FDR Presidential Library visit & Estate. Spend the day going back in history.

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Somerville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The National Park Service does a terrific job presenting Mrs. Roosevelt's place in history as a First Lady & advocate for the poor, women, minorities and disenfranchised & world figure.

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Eleanor lived with her friend in the stone cottage. They lived simply but did great work in civil rights and helping children and the poor. I never realized how independent this first lady was and her influence on future first ladies. Andrew did an excellent job as our tour guide here and at Val-Kill

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Amazing place of history. The rangers were knowledgeable and friendly. We loved the tour and the grounds. There is no snack bar so bring snacks and water with you. Restrooms are available and are clean.

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San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Behind every great man is a greater woman. I believe this is how Eleanor Roosevelt played her role in the life of FDR. She was a working first lady. Her historic site inside the FDR Museum shows her life best.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Serene setting, I can understand why this spot was chosen. Orientation film is followed by a guided tour. The interpreter is National Park Service and man, are they trained. Very well worth it - Mrs. Roosevelt entertained world leaders here but the place will surprise you with its simplicity. Wouldn't miss this for the world.

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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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