Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site
#FindYourPark with us in 2018!

Every Kid in a Park Welcomes 4th Graders
Through August 31, 2019, 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, 2019.

Shuttle Bus Service- May - October
NPS bus will provide round trip service from the Poughkeepsie train station to the Home of FDR site, Eleanor's Val-Kill, FDR's Top Cottage and Vanderbilt Mansion on Sundays and Holidays once a day. Cost Free. See shuttle schedule here.
Dutchess Transit will provide service from the Poughkeepsie train station only to the Home of FDR site, Mondays through Saturdays 8:00 am-8:00 pm every hour. Cost $1.75 per trip.
*The Roosevelt Ride Shuttle will not operate on Mondays and Tuesdays (including any Monday Holidays )beginning on 5/21 until further notice*

It's Eleanor Roosevelt's 134th Birthday!
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 3:00 pm In the Rose Garden at The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Please join us for the celebration!

Guest Speaker: Ms. Mary Jo Binker, Consulting Editor for The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project and author of, If You Ask Me: Essential Advice From Eleanor Roosevelt.
Birthday cake and beverages will be served after the ceremony in the Wallace Visitor & Education Center, courtesy of the FDR Presidential Library/Museum.

Moonlight Night Hike at Vanderbilt Mansion
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Come and explore the natural darkness on the grounds of the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Learn about changes that happen in nature during the fall season. We'll also explore how these changes impact the behavior of people in the past and today. Visitors will participate in history and nature activities while adventuring to the shore of the Hudson River at Bard Rock. Astronomer David Lindemann will lead a discussion and telescope explore of the “almost” full moon, Saturn, Mars and summer constellations. For more information and to print your FREE ticket, click here.

Vanderbilt Garden Tours
Sunday, October 21
Interpreter guides from the F.W Vanderbilt Garden Association will be offering FREE tours of the Vanderbilt Gardens. Stop by anytime between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm and learn about the history and the ongoing process of rehabilitating and maintaining the gardens. More information about the gardens is available here.

Veterans Day ~ Fee Free Day
Sunday, November 11

All tours at the Home of FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill and Vanderbilt Mansion, will be free this day.

Upcoming Holiday Events
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Mailing Address:

4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538


(845) 229-9422
November-April Val-Kill is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday through Monday Val-Kill is open from 12:30-4:00. May - October Val-Kill is open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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