Val-Kill admission ticket is $10 per person.
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.
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks for 2017
April 15, 16, 22 and 23
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 $9 per person, $6 for anyone 62 and over.
*Access inside the FDR Home, Val-Kill Cottage and Vanderbilt Mansion 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 and Vanderbilt Mansion.
*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. Val-Kill will be open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
* At Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site you will need to pick up your free ticket (s) at the Visitor Center at the Vanderbilt Mansion site. Timed (FREE) tickets will be issued to each person for a specific time to visit the Mansion. Access to the Mansion is limited to 25 people at a time. The Mansion is currently undergoing major restoration. Access is limited to the first floor and basement. Rooms inside the mansion are not furnished at this time.
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.
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.