Plan Your Visit

Hyde Park may be a small town, but there is so much to do during a visit to the homes of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. With three national parks and the nation's first presidential library and museum, it will take more than a single day to see everything. To help you have a great experience, we offer the resources on this page. A little trip planning can ensure that your only surprises are happy ones.

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Tickets & Tours

How to obtain your free ticket and everything else you need to know about touring Val-Kill Cottage.

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Motor Coach Reservations

Visit for information on fees, and reservations for commercial tour operators.

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School Groups

If you are planning a visit for your school, see our important information on academic fee waivers and reservations.

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Getting Here

Directions and transportation services.

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Park Map

Orient yourself before you arrive with our online version of the park map.

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Our assessment ratings for outdoor areas and buildings will help you plan your visit to Val-Kill

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We Have an App for That!

Our free NPS App offers interactive maps, self-guided activities, and much more to enhance your visit.

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Basic Information

Hours of operation, schedules, fees, and services.

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Fees & Passes

Tour admission fees, passes, and information on our Fee Free Days.

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We love pets. Help us keep the park clean and safe by following our policies.


What to See and Do


Last updated: May 31, 2023

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Contact Info

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4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538


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