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Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

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Address: 54 Valkill Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348
Phone Number: 9452299115
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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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ER WAS the ORIGINAL trendsetter!!!

What a fabulous history of this amazing woman! Our ranger (Trish) was so knowledgeable and was able to impart her enthusiasm about ER and her circle of friends to us too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
SueM1017
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fabulous history of this amazing woman! Our ranger (Trish) was so knowledgeable and was able to impart her enthusiasm about ER and her circle of friends to us too!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful site and worth the extra charge to see it with the rest of the Roosevelt estate. Beautiful grounds.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've wanted to visit this site for as long as I've known about it. It did not disappoint. The grounds are gorgeous. The tour was amazing with original furniture and décor. They do a fabulous job of honoring such an amazing historical figure. We bought tickets online several months in advance.

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Angola, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in the area, we thought we'd take in the sights and didn't have the time to see them all so we started here. What a place to start, so much history! A must see if you're in the area. I didn't realized what an influential and strong individual Mrs. Roosevelt was.

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Farmington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat it was to spend time in ER's home! Our visit began with a short film and then we were entertained by our Ranger guide with many interesting stories about ER and her life. The tour is of her home, Val-Kill. Next, you can independently tour the grounds, the visitor center, and the stone cottage. Give yourself plenty... More 

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Aspen Hill, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park service folks were so informed about Eleanor Roosevelt. You could tell they admired her as a person and respected her as a First Lady. There was an introductory movie about her life and her cottage. The tour was most informative and interesting. Highly recommend spending at least 1-2 hours here.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As in many other cases, the woman next to the man is just as interesting. This is definitely the case here. Mrs. Roosevelt is a fascinating woman. Write, human-rights fighter. Interesting and important story that should be heard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I am so glad Hubby and I stopped by this place. We viewed the first floor and I was surprised how modest this home is. We also view the room where Eleanor spoked with JFK. After viewing the home she shared with Franklin and Mom-in-Law Sara, please stop by this retreat for Eleanor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My daughter went to college in Hyde Park and she took us to this park that I didn't even know existed. Walking through the site was interesting. I enjoyed reading the information and learned that FDR is on the dime because....well, you'll just have to visit to find out!

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Enjoyed the docu-style film about Eleanor, and toured her cottage home of Val-Kill. I have always admired this First Lady among first ladies, and walked away with even more respect for a woman who knew what was right, and was never afraid to do what was right. Opted for time at her place, rather than FDR's much larger mansion.

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