"The greatest thing I have learned is how good it is to come home again." Eleanor Roosevelt
This simple statement expresses her love for the modest house she called Val-Kill. The only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady, Val-Kill welcomes visitors in the style of Mrs. Roosevelt. Come and be part of the entire Roosevelt Experience at Val-Kill.
You can follow the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.Read More
"Cottage Conversations," and other events at The Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS.Read More
The Roosevelt Ride 2013
The National Park Service operates the free "Roosevelt Ride" shuttle bus service from Poughkeepsie Metro-North Station 7 days a week, May - October.Read More
Val-Kill commemorates the life and work of an outstanding woman in American history and the issues to which she was devoted between 1924 and 1962.Read More
A Garden of Hope, Peace and Justice
The program components will help senior Girl Scouts earn their, "Sow What?" Journey and Harvest Award.Read More
The Bus Could Be on Us!
Hyde Park has a lot to offer, but all the history, culture and nature in the world will not make a difference if there is no bus money to get here.Read More
Did You Know?
Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill was once the Roosevelt family retreat. The main building at Val-Kill was originally a furniture factory. Val-Kill is Dutch, for valley stream.