Operating Hours & Seasons

Effective Thursday March, 26, 2020 the grounds of the Home of FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill and the Vanderbilt Mansion will close daily at 6:00 PM.

October 27, 2019 - April 2020 - Guided tours are offered at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm Thursday through Monday. Should unexpected high visitation occur, guided tours will switch to self-guided tours. The Val-Kill visitor center opens at 12:30 PM. Val-Kill is Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

May, 2020 - October 2020 - Val-Kill will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Guided tours offered throughout the day with the last tour at 4:00 PM.

No Group Reservations October 27, 2019 - May 2020.
Group Reservations, May, 2020 - October, 2020 available at 9:00 am or 3:00 pm.
To make a group reservation call 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov
Commercial groups will need an approved Commercial Use Permit in order to operate within the parks after October 1, 2019. For more information please visit the Commerical Use Authorization page.

Advance tour reservations for individuals (from 1-9 people) are not available. All tickets for individuals are sold on a first come first serve basis.

For information regarding Val-Kill you can call the visitor center (according to operating hours) at 845-229-9422.

During the winter months we may have to delay opening or close early due to inclement weather. Any notices will be available at 845-229-9115 or on our Facebook Page.

The grounds are open daily, year round from Sunrise to Sunset except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, including grounds and buildings.

Last updated: March 25, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538


(845) 229-9422
Visit the Operating Hours & Seasons Page for more information.

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