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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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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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New Jersey
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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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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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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Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A very nice little area in which two cottages are contained. Nice little gift shop. Did not have time to tour the cottage. Ranger was very friendly.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Don't miss going to Val Kill to visit Eleanor Roosevelt's home. It was such a wonderful education to visit all the Roosevelt properties to learn so much about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. In addition to seeing Eleanor's house you will visit a second home that was occupied by Eleanor's two best friends. Eleanor spent much of life in the main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Like a lot of this area there are a lot of hiking trails in and around the historic sites. I'm jealous of those who live here with the easy access to all the walking trails. Her home is really cute and set on a pond and stream. For how near it is to NYC it is peaceful and rural. Highly... More 

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