Val-Kill admission ticket is $10 per person.
The preferred method of payment is credit card.
Tickets and visitor information are available in the Visitor Center located on the grounds of Val-Kill.
Children 15 and under are free.
Grounds are free and open everyday from sunrise to sunset.
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.
Fee Free Days for 2018
Things to consider on Fee Free Days:
* We see an increase in the number of visitors to our sites.
* The FDR Presidential Library/Museum is NOT managed by the National Park Service and is not free on these days. The Library/Museum is $10 per person, $6 for anyone 62 and over.
*Access inside the FDR Home and Val-Kill Cottage will be self-guided, on a first come, first serve basis. See information below for free ticket information.
*Advanced Reservations cannot be made.
*If you arrive later in the afternoon there will be no guarantee that you will be admitted.
*Expect waiting times to be 1 hour or more to get into the Home of FDR, Val-Kill Cottage.
*At the Home of FDR you will need to pick up your free ticket (s) and or purchase your ticket (s) for the FDR Library/Museum at the Visitor Center. Timed (FREE) tickets will be issued for each person for a specific time to enter the Home. Access is limited to 50 people at a time. Please arrive before 11:00 am to avoid long waiting times or not having access to the FDR Home at all.
* At the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site you will need to pick up your free ticket (s) at the Visitor Center at Val-Kill. Timed (FREE) tickets will be issued to each person for a specific time to visit the Val-Kill Cottage. Access to Val-Kill is limited to 15 people at a time.
The Interagency Annual, Annual 4th Grade, Senior, Access, and Active Duty Military Passes are sold and honored for free admission at all the National Park Service sites in Hyde Park.