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Val-Kill Cottage

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 good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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54 Valkill Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348
+1 845-229-9422
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After an informative movie, the tour of Val Kill is short, as only a few rooms are open. Our tour guide, Cindy, was excellent at helping us learn more about Eleanor's life there. You can also visit the original site nearby, and read some of...More

Thank AJfromPA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Val Kill was one the stops on our US National Park Service package tour. We first toured the FDR home, museum, and library before Val Kill. This collage was built for her by FDR and is where she lived after his death. After a short...More

Thank Ernest O
Reviewed 1 week ago

With everything else to see at the Roosevelt home, it is easy to overlook Val-Kill Cottage but it is time well spent, especially for the insight it gives the visitor to life and person of Eleanor Roosevelt. The cottage is such a simple and rustic...More

Thank VFYankee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Site with a well thought out display of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt. The two main buildings and surrounding grounds are quite picturesque. The main building was only accessible by guided tour while there. So arriving early or calling in advance to...More

Thank jared625
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our tour of Val Kill cottage. Excellent 20 min movie before touring the home. The national park ranger who gave the tour was knowledgeable and humorous. Unfortunately they are on winter hours now and only offer 2 tours a day for 15 people...More

Thank njgrandma20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived at Val-Kill we were so impressed with the entire staff. We had visited the FDR home and library and the Vanderbilt Mansion. It turns out senior citizens can purchase a yearly national park pass. The person at the FDR home mentioned it...More

Thank Evelyn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This alone is just another building, but with a guided tour, it was a peek into history and into the life of Eleanor and her lady friends. If you have time, take the self guided hike between here and the Roosevelt farm.

Thank alibarbaraMilwaukee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was amazed how humble living she had here. She was very modern and very modest person. I wish I had a pleasure to meet her in person. After this visit at her place I will definitely start reading more about her. She must have...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting glimpse into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt after she left the White House. This property, the film and tour provides a more complete picture of who she was and her causes and interests.

Thank Texasgirl0915
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Along with the beautiful setting for the two homes of Eleanor Roosevelt, this was another wonderful tour conducted by the National Park Service. Her last home was loaded with original furniture and artifacts and the Park Service has done a great job in collecting these...More

Thank Patrick D
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John K
4 July 2017|
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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!
19 April 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!
2 April 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