Basic Information

54 Val-Kill Park Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site is located on Route 9G in the Town of Hyde Park, NY.

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

May 2017 - October 2017 tours are offered throughout the day, with the last tour at 4:00 PM. November - April the Cottage is closed TUE/WED with tours offered Thursday-Monday at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. The grounds are open everyday* sunrise to sunset. Entrance gates will be subject to closure 30 minutes prior to sunset. The grounds will continue to remain open to pedestrians until sunset. *Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, including buildings and grounds.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Monday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Tuesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Wednesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Thursday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Friday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Saturday: Sunrise - Sunset

Additional Information

Spring: Temperatures usually range from 40°F to 70°F. Rain is not uncommon. Summer: Temperatures usually range from 70° F to 100° F. Humidity can be high throughout the summer months with periods of rain. Fall: Temperatures usually range from 40° F to 70° F. Peak leaf season is mid-October. Rain is not uncommon. Winter: Temperatures usually range from 30° F to 50°F. Ice, Freezing Rain and Snow are not uncommon.

Entrance Fees:

Eleanor Roosevelt Entrance Fee - Per Person - $10.00

Your visit to Val-Kill includes a 45 minute guided tour of Val-Kill cottage, a twelve minute orientation film on Eleanor Roosevelt called, "Close to Home," and exhibits. Children 15 and under are free.

Val-Kill Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is where you will purchase your tickets. It is also where the gift shop is located.

 

Before You Arrive:

A visit to Val-Kill is by guided tour only. The tour begins with an introductory film, followed by a 45 minute tour of Val-Kill Cottage.

Visitors may also view the permanent exhibit, "Eleanor Roosevelt and Val-Kill: Emergence of a Political Leader," located in the Stone Cottage as well as other exhibits located in the Playhouse.

Visitors on tours shall not be admitted to the historic houses at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS with the following:

  • Baby strollers, backpack or "Gerry" carriers, or infant carriers with handles.The only baby carriers permitted are "snuglies" or soft pouches worn on the front of the body;
  • Backpacks, except those used as "handbags" measuring less than 11"x15" in either dimension.
  • Parcels (including purses, briefcases, diaper bags, camera bags) that exceed 11" x 15" in either dimension;
  • Flash photography
  • Selfie Sticks or Tripods

During periods of high visitation (Summer weekends, Holidays, and October) it is not unusual for tours to sell out.

Restrooms are available on site.

The Visitor Center and Museum Shop are open according to our seasonal hours. Visit our Operating Hours and Seasons page.

The grounds are free and open daily until sunset. The entrance gate will be subject to closure 30 minutes prior to sunset. The grounds will continue to remain open to pedestrians until sunset.

Closed, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, including grounds and buildings.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Phone:

(845) 229-9115

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