Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

In 1977, Mrs. Roosevelt's only long-term home, Val-Kill, in Hyde Park, New York, became a national historic site. Val-Kill was rescued on the eve of its planned destruction, largely through the efforts of local activists.

Stone Cottage was the first building constructed at Val-Kill as a home for Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook, and a retreat for Eleanor. Val-Kill Cottage was the renovated shop from Val-Kill Industries.

VK cottage sleeping porch, autumn
Stone Cottage sleeping porch, autumn
National Park Service
VK cottage distant view
Stone Cottage, distant view
National Park Service
VK cottage, historic photo
Stone Cottage,
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All objects featured in this exhibit are from the site's museum collection. Val-Kill today gives an intimate view of Mrs. Roosevelt, her personal approach to human understanding, as well as her active participation in government.

VK cottage courtyard area
Val-Kill Cottage courtyard area
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VK cottage dining room, historic photo
Val-Kill Cottage dining room,
FDR Library 79-7686

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Eleanor Roosevelt: American Visionary
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Last Modified: 3/17/2005