Operating Hours & Seasons
Due to mandatory across the board budget cuts Val-Kill is closed for tours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Val-Kill is open for tours:
November through April, Thursdays through Mondays, guided tours are available at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
The grounds are open daily, year round from Sunrise to Sunset.
Please call 845-229-9422 (Thursday - Monday), for more information.
Val-Kill was the only place Eleanor Roosevelt called home. It was here that she pursued her political and social interests, wrote her My Day column and worked on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today, visitors can tour Mrs. Roosevelt's Val-Kill, stroll the grounds, and view an introductory film called “Eleanor Roosevelt Close To Home.” that is shown in the playhouse.
Did You Know?
Eleanor Roosevelt, along with Louis Howe, was instrumental in getting FDR back into politics after he contracted polio in 1921.