Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site
#FindYourPark with us in 2017!

The Rightful Heritage of the People: Celebrating FDR's Conservation Legacy
Vanderbilt Mansion Visitor Center - Exhibit open everyday from 9 AM - 5 PM

Every Kid in a Park Welcomes 4th Graders
Through August 31, 2018, all National Parks
National Parks and some other federally managed sites in the Hudson Valley invite all fourth graders to visit free as part of the White House's new Every Kid in a Park program. Students may go to any NPS site or to, complete an activity, and obtain a pass good through August 31, 2018.

Hands-in-the-Dirt Workshops
All workshops are on Tuesdays and begin at 9:00 am at the Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield
September 16 - Farrand’s Favorite Flowers (fall)
October 17 - Putting the garden to bed
Beatrix Farrand Garden

Guided Tours of the Formal Gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion
Sundays, September 17, and October 15, 1:00-4:00 pm
Tours of the Vanderbilt Garden are led by trained interpreters from the FW Vanderbilt Garden Association, Inc. For more information:

200 Years of Landscape History at Hyde Park
Sunday, September 17- 1:00 pm, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
During this 90 minute one mile hike, a ranger will chronicle 200 years of landscape history at the Vanderbilts’ Hyde Park Country estate. Learn about earlier estate owners, the Vanderbilt's care of the property and the National Park Service’s ongoing plans for the very important American Landscape. For the last half hour, volunteers from the Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association will be conducting a walking tour of the formal gardens.

Natural Resource Program & Lecture Series: Wolves of Yellowstone National Park
Saturday, September 23rd, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Wallace Education & Visitor Center
In 1995 and 1996, wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park. In this program Alex Spitzer of the Wolf Center in South Salem, NY will present a PowerPoint and conduct a discussion about wolf reintroduction; the beneficial ecological effects wolves have had on our nation’s first National Park, and the debate that surrounds this controversial predator in the west. All ages are welcome. For more information and to reserve your free ticket...

National Public Lands Day Roosevelt Farm Lane Hike
Saturday, September 30- 10:00 am Farm Lane trail entrance on RT 9 side.
Farm Lane is a trail that follow the internal roads through Franklin Roosevelt’s tree plantations connecting the “big house” Springwood to the cottage at Val-Kill. This guided hike celebrates Public Lands Day and will explore a few of the President’s tree plantations and discuss tenant farmer Moses Smith, who continued to operate a farm on much of the acreage even after the president purchased it. The hike begins at the Route 9 entrance and continues to the parking lot on Route 9G opposite the entrance to Val-Kill. Participants may return to Route 9 or make arrangements to be picked up on Route 9G.

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday & Gravesite Ceremony
Wednesday, October 11, 3 pm, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday with us. Remarks, followed by a wreath laying ceremony. Birthday Cake and beverages will be served in the Wallace Visitor Center at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Farm Lane to Top Cottage Hike with the 240th Military Police Battalion Living History Group
Saturday, October 15, 9:30 AM, Hyde Park Drive-In Route 9
You will join members of the group in full uniform from the time period during WW II when the 240th MP were protecting the FDR estate and family and take a 7 mile round trip hike to Top Cottage. You will have the opportunity to learn about Top Cottage, have lunch and hike back to the Trail head at the Drive-In, returning around 2 pm. Wear comfortable footwear and bring your lunch for this interesting look at the property and learn about the men that protected the President and his estate during WW II. The event is free to the public.

Tour of the FDR Home for Veteran's and their Families
Friday, November 10th at 1:00 PM
Tickets are free and available on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited to 50 people. Pick up your free ticket at the Wallace Visitor Center on November 10th. Tour conducted by the 240th Military Police Battalion Living History Group.

Vanderbilt Mansion Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 10 am-8 pm - More details to follow

Home of Franklin Roosevelt Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9 am-5 pm - More details to follow


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