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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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Beautiful and interesting history

I'm a local and had never toured the Mansions along the Hudson.. I had a girlfriend in town from Florida and decided it would be a perfect touristy thing to do with her and to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michelle A
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Stormville, New York
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Stormville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a local and had never toured the Mansions along the Hudson.. I had a girlfriend in town from Florida and decided it would be a perfect touristy thing to do with her and to see the grounds and mansions myself. Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site preserves the Stone Cottage at Val-Kill, the home of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and... More 

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Brookville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The house itself was very interesting as it gave you an insight to Eleanor and all the history that took place in her little cottage. Our visit was spoiled by the ranger who kept rushing everyone through (it was the end of the day) and not allowing for people in the back to get pictures. He was also a little... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's an awesome tour the rangers are really informative. The sites are great and the movie is really good at the start. Great place to see great information on a great woman.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend a few hours to see what eleanor roosevelt accomplished. It opened up my eyes on how much a lot of the civil rights and women equality work by the presidents were really influence (or should I say pushed) by her.

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is interesting and worth a visit but the most impressive thing is the history, the people who stayed here and what went on during FDR's time. The history and information about FDR's dedication to the environment relayed by the Parks Service guide is the highlight.

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Thank tripfoodie18
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It lets you see how humble this person is / very frugal / modest in her style / place is simple but cozy and in style during that era / would go back to do the trail

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The property is beautiful, the rangers are friendly and incredibly knowledgeable, the cottages are loaded with intimate personal memorabilia and rarely-viewed family photographs and film footage. They have lovingly restored the buildings and as they recover furniture and artifacts lost through the years they carefully research their placement in the house to maintain faithful accuracy. A charming and informative look... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This was almost more special than FDR's. Eleanor was quite the woman and it gave me a whole new insite to her.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

In many ways, Eleanor Roosevelt lived by the simple values taught by the Golden Rule. But considering the remarkable events occurring in her lifetime, she redefined the First Lady role and rewrote the First Lady book. By sheer will, she transcended the roles of wife, daughter-in-law, female diplomat and activist by adhering to “No one can make you feel inferior... More 

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Escalon, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

A simple woman who did remarkable things was the focus of her modest home. The docents are very informative.

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