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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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Great history of Eleanor Roosevelt!

This is a GREAT place to learn about Eleanor Roosevelt and the history of the Roosevelt family!!! My kids (ages 8 and 12) enjoyed walking the grounds, learning about the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lori B
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moylan pa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This humble place gives visitors a good picture of what was important to Eleanor. Too bad the NPS does not provide online or advance ticketing, but instead requires visitors to break up their day to stand in line at noon in the hope of buying one of the few available tickets. Really poor customer service.

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Occoquan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a GREAT place to learn about Eleanor Roosevelt and the history of the Roosevelt family!!! My kids (ages 8 and 12) enjoyed walking the grounds, learning about the Roosevelt's and learning about the programs Eleanor Roosevelt put in place to teach skills to the unemployed during the Great Depression.

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Thank Lori B
Gloversville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had seen the Roosevelt home nearby, but wanted to see Eleanor's retreat, Valkill, which is a Coyle miles away. An hour or so is enough time to see the home. It starts in a nearby small building with a 15-20 minute movie. Then you move into the house, guided by a knowledgeable park ranger. Only portions of the first... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Eleanor's home was a comfortable place to visit. You could feel the warmth of the place. Our tour guide did an exceptional job. He was a former school teacher and was both educational and entertaining.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We found out about this site on the National Park web site and decided we had to visit this, made reservations on line and got one of the last spots for the day we wanted - the tour group s are small and fill up fast - so reserve early. We found out a lot of interesting info about ER,... More 

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Sugar Land
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Eleanor's home at ValKill is much more down to earth than any of the other mansions seen in this area. The home is situation in a more secluded area versus the others along the Hudson. This, though, added to making this location and the home much more to our liking. The rooms have a number of original articles from her... More 

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Brookville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

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 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

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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