Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site
#FindYourPark with us in 2017!

The Rightful Heritage of the People: Celebrating FDR's Conservation Legacy
Vanderbilt Mansion Visitor Center - Exhibit open everyday from 9 AM - 5 PM

Every Kid in a Park Welcomes 4th Graders
Through August 31, 2018, 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, complete an activity, and obtain a pass good through August 31, 2018.

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday & Gravesite Ceremony
Wednesday, October 11, 3 pm, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday with us. Remarks, followed by a wreath laying ceremony. Birthday Cake and beverages will be served in the Wallace Visitor Center at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Guided Tours of the Formal Gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion
Sunday, October 15, 1:00-4:00 pm
Tours of the Vanderbilt Garden are led by trained interpreters from the FW Vanderbilt Garden Association, Inc. For more information:

Farm Lane to Top Cottage Hike with the 240th Military Police Battalion Living History Group
Sunday, October 15, 9:30 AM, Hyde Park Drive-In Route 9
You will join members of the group in full uniform from the time period during WW II when the 240th MP were protecting the FDR estate and family and take a 7 mile round trip hike to Top Cottage. You will have the opportunity to learn about Top Cottage, have lunch and hike back to the Trail head at the Drive-In, returning around 2 pm. Wear comfortable footwear and bring your lunch for this interesting look at the property and learn about the men that protected the President and his estate during WW II. The event is free to the public.

Hands-in-the-Dirt Workshops
All workshops are on Tuesdays and begin at 9:00 am at the Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield
October 17 - Putting the garden to bed
Beatrix Farrand Garden

Moon Light Night Hike
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8:30-10:30 pm, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site -
Come and explore the natural darkness on the grounds of the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Learn about changes that happen in nature during the fall season. We'll also explore how these changes impact the behavior of people in the past and today. Visitors will participate in history and nature activities while adventuring to the shore of the Hudson River at Bard Rock. The 2 mile round trip walk is mainly on a paved road and one hill. Flashlights are welcome but lanterns will be provided. Bring along your smartphone to use an astronomy app. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Print your free ticket here and please bring it with you. Max 52 participants. Children age 5 and up, with an adult, are welcomed. For more information contact Susanne Norris at 845-229-6873 *In case of severe weather please call the park number for information at 845-229-9115

Writing About Place,
Friday, November 10, Submission deadline
Teaching The Hudson Valley wants students to tell us about places in the Hudson Valley that have special meaning for them. Any student, grades K-12, living and/or attending school in the 11-county Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, is eligible to participate. Contact Debi Duke for more details: 845-229-9115, ext 2035 or e-mail us

Tour of the FDR Home for Veteran's and their Families
Friday, November 10th at 1:00 PM
Tickets are free and available on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited to 50 people. Pick up your free ticket at the Wallace Visitor Center on November 10th. Tour conducted by the 240th Military Police Battalion Living History Group.

Book Talk and Signing
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7 pm - 9 pm, Wallace Visitor Center
Author, Emily Wilson will be talking about her new book, "The Three Graces of Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook and The Place They Made Their Own." Emily Wilson examines what she calls the most formative period in Roosevelt's life, from 1922 to 1936, when she cultivated an intimate friendship with Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook, who helped her build a cottage on the Val-Kill Creek in Hyde Park on the Roosevelt family land. In the early years, the three women--the "three graces," as Franklin Delano Roosevelt called them--were nearly inseparable and forged a female-centered community for each other, for family, and for New York's progressive women. Examining this network of close female friends gives readers a more comprehensive picture of the Roosevelts and Eleanor's burgeoning independence in the years that marked Franklin's rise to power in politics.

Martin Van Buren Winter Open House
Saturday, December 2, 1-4 pm - More details to follow.

Vanderbilt Mansion Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 10 am-8 pm - More details to follow

Professional Development for Educators
Monday, December 4, Wallace Educational & Visitor Center, Home of FDR Site,
Presented by the NYS DEC'S Hudson River Estuary Program and THV
A daylong series of hands-on workshops for teaching about the estuary in schools, parks, and more. Details coming soon. Contact Debi Duke for more details: 845-229-9115, ext 2035 or e-mail us

Home of Franklin Roosevelt Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9 am-5 pm - More details to follow

Eleanor Roosevelt Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 9, 4-7 pm - More information to follow.


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4097 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538


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