Frequently Asked Questions
What is the admission?
Val-Kill admission ticket is $10 per person.Tickets and visitor information are available in the Visitor Center located on the grounds of Val-Kill.
Children 15 and under are free.
If you purchase at ticket to the FDR Home/Library for $18 and a $10 ticket at Vanderbilt Mansion, Val-Kill or Top Cottage you will receive free admission at your choice of a third site (Vanderbilt, Val-Kill or Top Cottage). If you choose to visit all 4 sites, the 4th site is the regular admission of $10.
Is the Senior Pass good at all the sites in Hyde Park?
The Interagency Annual, Senior, Access and Military Passes are sold and honored for free admission at all the National Park Service sites in Hyde Park. The FDR Presidential Library and Museum admission is $9.00 for everyone except Access Pass holders and children 15 and under. Please see the fee collector for more information on the passes.
When is the best time to visit?
Late June and September are good times to visit and the weather is still nice. Arriving early is best, as tours at Val-Kill are limited and often sell out during periods of high visitation (weekends, Holidays and October).
Do I need to go on a guided tour?
Access to Val-Kill is by guided tour only.
Can Photos be taken inside the homes?
No flash photography
Did You Know?
Eleanor Roosevelt, known as the First Lady of the World was one of the first United States delegates to the United Nations in 1946.