Val-Kill Cottage, Hyde Park

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  • September 30, 2017
    Beautiful grounds to wonder around. The tour guide was excellent. We learned so much about the accomplishments of Mrs. Roosevelt.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Eleanor Roosevelt's home and the site of the experimental Val Kill industries. Beautiful grounds for walking and picnicking. Take the (paid) tour of the home and learn the fascinating details of this ...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    Fascinating insight into Eleanor and people around her. Her life was so much more than the presidency. Lots of details and a feel for day-to-day life. Nothing fancy or glamorous. Not polished. I would...  more »
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  • September 21, 2017
    We stopped here before going on to see the FDR library and grounds. Beautiful place to visit. We saw several people out just enjoying the trails on the property. Friendly, knowledgeable rangers and staff. Would love to return.
  • September 7, 2017
    Very interesting. The guide is very knowledgeable about Eleanor. You will learn so much about this brilliant & fascinating woman She was way ahead of her time.
  • July 22, 2017
    An incredible experience. I have been here four times and will go back again and again and again! Never the same story. Go during the different times of the year to see the landscape's changing of the seasons. It is so breath-takingly beautiful and peaceful. There are some repeats of the interpretation on the tour, but I welcome them. However each Ranger has their own personal narrative of Eleanor, this is why each tour is different from the next. Rangers research her and uncover new things all the time. Love this place. I am a tour operator and send people here all the time.
  • August 25, 2017
    Excellent tour by experienced national parks guides! We tied visit with a stop at the Culinary Institute of America for lunch that made the 1+ hour drive worthwhile. Otherwise, include a visit to the Vanderbilt mansion just down the street.
  • October 1, 2017
    Nice little place where an amazing woman lived. I personally like self guided tours better though.

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