• The Living Room in the Vanderbilt Mansion

    Vanderbilt Mansion

    National Historic Site New York

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  • Vanderbilt Mansion will be closed to the public on Wednesday morning July 30th.

    Signs will be installed at the Main and Coach House gates to inform the public of the temporary closure and will be removed when the park reopens. Park guests may wish to visit the Home of FDR or Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill in the morning.

Event Details

  • 03/28/2013

    Location: Meet at The New Roosevelt Farm Lane Trailhead Entrance Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Phone Number: 845-486-1966

Come and investigate one of FDR's forest plantations on a hike on the Roosevelt Farm Lane Trail. Discover what animals live in the forest. Learn about the tools of the forester and how to use them. Some of these tools will include Biltmore sticks, BWD measuring tapes, calipers, prisms, maps, and compasses. Learn about Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Tree Farmer, and how he planted thousands of trees on his own property and across the nation trying to find ways to care for the land in a responsible way. Explore ideas on how you can protect the land too.

Meet at The New Roosevelt Farm Lane Trailhead Entrance

Ages 8 - 12, parents welcome

Limit # participants: 20

(Please dress appropriately for the weather)