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Val-Kill Cottage

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54 Valkill Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348
+1 845-229-9422
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The home of Eleanor Roosevelt that is located on the Roosevelt estate and is open to the public.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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54 Valkill Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348
+1 845-229-9422
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The NPS ranger conducting the tour was obviously devoted to her subject even though her academic major was biology. A tour of Val-Kill is best completed after reviewing the material on Eleanor in the FDR library.

Thank Satradio
Reviewed 6 days ago

Eye-opening experience. Thought I had a sense of who she was and what she contributed to American history and culture. But her home was quite interesting. HUMAN. Not ostentatious in the slightest. It was a complete reflection of the woman who was dedicated to others...More

Thank PhilipConnecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago

Val-Kill, a converted furniture factory owned by Eleanor Roosevelt, became her permanent home in 1946, and where it is said she truly came into her own as a stateswoman and possibly the most influential woman of her time. Almost turned into a townhouse development in...More

Thank ggsmac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to see where a great woman of the 20th century "took America by storm". My husband & I visited FDR's library & home last year & decided to see Eleanor's spot. Before our tour started precisely at 12:30; we wandered into the Stone...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're near Hyde Park this is well worth the short ride. Very informative, relaxed tour. Beautiful grounds. Another historic area we should be very proud of. Our National Parks are a treasure and they're staffed by dedicated, well informed employees.

Thank jackfpa76
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only visited the Stone Cottage and the grounds due to time constraints. The Stone Cottage is worth a visit. It provides some good information about Eleanor Roosevelt and her support of women and their presence in the workplace. The grounds are scenic and worth...More

Thank L M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had visited the rest of the FDR buildings a few years ago but hadn't managed to get to Val-Kill that time so it was top of our list this visit as we loved the other parts of the site. There is an introductory video...More

Thank ZCC414
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good museum film and small house with interesting contents. Guided tours only during week. Can't go upstairs if more than 8 in the group. Glad we went

Thank JeanneauM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quiet place, down home feel. Very comfortable home that entertained politicians and royalty. Ranger who gave tour had just enough humor, tidbits, and historical facts. Great video to start tour.

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eleanor's cottage is full of history and a tranquil spot removed from the FDR Home. Take time to walk around, this is a lovely part of the Hudson river valley

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John K
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Response from jansjourneys | Reviewed this property |
It is beautiful and you can easily see how the famous and non-famous enjoyed the place!
April 18, 2017|
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Response from leekster | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I do not know. Possibly check the website. There should be a phone number at the very least. It is a wonderful must see place!
April 2, 2017|
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Response from SMJ48 | Reviewed this property |
YES!!! Just below the cottage is the outdoor fireplace where FDR grlled. The family loved picnics, so the area is for pinics. There are at least 2 picnic tables, as well as grass for blankets. A great place to feel part of... More