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 www.everykidinapark.gov, 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.
Starting 5/21 the shuttle will not operate on Monday and Tuesday until further notice including any Monday Holidays.
The Four Freedoms: An Interactive Walk
The next four Thursdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27, from 12:00-1:00 pm.
We will offer short interactive walks around the grounds at The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt site and take a close look at two art installations that were inspired by FDR’s historic 1941 State of the Union Address, more commonly known as the Four Freedoms Speech. As we walk, we will analyze and discuss each piece of art, their connection to FDR’s speech, and the speech’s continuing significance. This is a free event with a maximum capacity of 26 people. Meet at the Henry A. Wallace Center by 11:45 am
Solar System Astronomy at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites
Saturday, September 22, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center
Join Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS with a Park Ranger and local Astronomer David Lindemann to explore our Solar System's two largest planets: Gas Giants Jupiter with its colorful bands, and Saturn with its amazing rings." View an almost full moon through one of our telescopes and discover some of its many crater's. With a nearly full moon the features and shadows will be more prominent than when the moon is full. Reserve your spot and FREE ticket here.