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Address: 54 Valkill Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348
Phone Number: 8452299422
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The home of Eleanor Roosevelt that is located on the Roosevelt estate and...

The home of Eleanor Roosevelt that is located on the Roosevelt estate and is open to the public.

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Amazing Eleanor

What a great place to learn a ton about the life and times of Eleanor Roosevelt! Her home was a true reflection of the complex, yet simple person she was. The Park rangers shared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Freehold, New Jersey
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Freehold, New Jersey
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great place to learn a ton about the life and times of Eleanor Roosevelt! Her home was a true reflection of the complex, yet simple person she was. The Park rangers shared humorous and wonderful stories about her - ones that you haven't read about. I left the property feeling inspired! It's a must see!

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Middlefield, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great exhibit that is guided by the National Park Service. I've been here several times and every time it's a little different depending on the Ranger leading the tour. It is always fabulous. The Rangers are great hosts and are so eager to share information with you. Please don't miss this opportunity to visit Eleanor's world.

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Thank Lois B
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Val Kill Cottage one of the great places to visit in Hyde Park. Anyone interested in Mrs. Roosevelt's life, history and info related to the Roosevelt Family will really find it very interesting. The Parks department employees were passionate and knowledgeable about everything related to the Roosevelt's lifetime.

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Thank Leah K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you can feel the history entering the grounds. the house and grounds are well presented, but the real attraction is the life and spirit of eleanor delanor roosevelt. the manner in which she lived and the spirit that she carried is so well represented that no one who tkes the tour could not be touched by her spirit.

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Thank Andrew S
The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Got to valkill for the first tour. Rangers in the gift shop were very friendly. Saw a short movie about valkill then toured the house. Then visited the stone cottage. My opinion, this place gives an incredible explanation of Eleanor and Franklin 's relationship.

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Thank kerry1115
Chicago
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No pretensions at all in Eleanor Roosevelt's home. She lived here 1945-62 and entertained many US politicians seeking her approval.

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Thank waytogoChicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice house tour, the NPS guide was very informative and engaging! Definitely worth doing the whole "Roosevelt Experience"! To truly see all the sights plan on two days, there is too much for one day.

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Thank Paula R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away amongst witness trees, serene gardens, and a babbling brook, visitors are welcomed into Eleanor's home through the same unassuming entrance that received JFK and other national and international dignitaries. After a short film and guided tour of Val-Kill Cottage with personal stories of some of ER's favorite things, the many facets of Eleanor's development and passion for Human... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So wonderful to spend some time with my heroine. The guide was so informative and clearly invested in keeping her memory and ideals alive. This should not be missed when visiting Hyde Park. Eleanor was quite the lady!!

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Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating tour, a step back in time to the actual home of Mrs Roosevelt where she entertained, wrote books and became an incredible leader. The guide gave us personal anecdotes about her life and times. No she didn't run for President after Franklin died but it did bring to mind a modern politician who is running for President! Many similarities... More 

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