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 – March 31, 2020
The grounds are free and open sunrise to sunset everyday (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day).
Visitation is highest during the months of July, August and October; lowest in January and February. Tours sell out during peak season and on holiday weekends.
Note: Tours of the FDR Home have an outdoor component. The walk to the Home from the Visitor Center is 1/4 mile long in one direction - all on level ground. Visitors should dress appropriately for all weather conditions, including summer sunshine and heat.
Visitors begin at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, where tickets are available for the tour of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The ticket includes the admission to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. There is a 22 minute film in the auditorium of the Wallace Center entitled A Rendezvous With History that introduces the visitors to the Roosevelt experience.
Last updated: March 25, 2020