Fodor's Expert Review Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Hyde Park Historic Home

An unpretentious cottage, Val-Kill was first a retreat and later the full-time residence for Eleanor Roosevelt. A biographical film, First Lady of the World, is shown at the site. The property encompasses 180 acres of trails and gardens. It's also the location of Val-Kill Industries, Eleanor's attempt to prevent farm workers from relocating to the city for employment; reproductions of early American furniture, pewter, and weavings were produced here.

Historic Home

Quick Facts

56 Valkill Park Rd.
Hyde Park, New York  12538, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Tour $10, May.–Oct., daily 9–5; Nov.–Apr., Thurs.–Mon. Tours at 1 and 3

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