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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“val kill” (162 reviews)
“amazing woman” (24 reviews)
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54 Valkill Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348
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+1 845-229-9422
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"eleanor roosevelt"
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"stone house"
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"down to earth"
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"united nations"
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"her husband"
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"world leaders"
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"tour guide"
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"short film"
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"park ranger"
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

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

Thank peter k
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

It's so different to see how Eleanor lived and where she chose to be. It looks like a dump but all the history and goings on were so fascinating to hear about. The park ranger woman knew a lot and we could have spent hours...More

Thank travelagogo2016
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

It is historic and very interesting place to bring your family. I thoroughly enjoy every aspect of the visit and I am returning in two years time with a different group. Mrs. Roosevelt's life is so interesting. So much to learn from her philosophy. I...More

2  Thank adrianaboston
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Information I've never heard about this dynamic lady! Some furniture in home made in the factory she helped develop to train local men in skills. The Jr. Ranger book was developed by a 4th grader. Kids will enjoy the activities.

Thank jalainern
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

So much information about such a dynamic woman! Tour guide by ranger very informative although it really dragged for the kids. So glad we came back three days after touring FDR home!

1  Thank jalainern
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Great tour provided by the park rangers! This place is so peaceful and serene. Love the fact that everyone had to enter via the "back door" to the house.

Thank Ed M
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

The folks who find their way to Val-Kill Cottage have sought it out because they admire Eleanor Roosevelt. And her story is lovingly told here. It's amazing to see her personal space, so cozy and personal. Given the chance to make a place for herself,...More

Thank Karen L
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Absolutely loved visiting here. Would absolutely recommend it to families as well. Loved all of the history and the tour and everything.

Thank Nicole C
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site is called Val-Kill (Valley Stream). Visiting Val-Kill is a very unique experience. The house, which originally was Eleanor Roosevelt’s company called Val-Kill Industries, its outbuildings, and surrounding setting are much more relaxed than the nearby FDR Estate and definitely...More

1  Thank kzsull01
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Gladys S
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Response from SkowMaineacs | Reviewed this property |
There is the Hyde Park Brewhouse across from the FDR Library complex. It brews its own beers which are a range of flavors that will meet most palates somewhere. It is not fancy but it is very good at what it represents... More
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John K
3 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!
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ELLEN S
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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!
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