Vanderbilt Mansion
National Historic Site New York


Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site
#FindYourPark with us in 2019!

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 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, 2019.

Public Transportation to the Home of FDR
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. This bus does not run on Sundays or Holidays.

Student Art Exhibit
April 1- May 31, 9:00 am-6:30 pm daily
Henry A. Wallace Visitor & Education Center
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites and the FDR Presidential Library/Museum in partnership with the International Fiber Company Project have worked for months with area schools to explore the National Parks Service through art. In keeping with the National Park Service theme “Find your Park”, this year’s art project theme was “Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Environment”.

400 Students from seventeen area schools created 73 pieces of art for this exhibit on display in the Henry A. Wallace Center located at the FDR Home and Presidential Library/Museum from April 1-May 31, 2019. The exhibit is free of charge. The Henry A. Wallace Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Click here to preview some of the student's artwork

Garden Help is Always Needed!
Cannot commit on a regular basis, but have a day here or there to help out?
Drop by the gardens to give a hand on the days they are there!
Beatrix Farrand Garden -Tuesdays & Saturdays, 9-11 am. (Starting Tuesday, April 16)
More information here.
Frederick W. Vanderbilt Gardens -Tuesdays at 9am. (Starting Tuesday, April 2)
More information here.
Roosevelt Home Garden -Tuesdays & Fridays, 9am-Noon, 3rd Thursday of the month, 5-7 pm & 2nd Saturday of the month, 9-11 am. Please contact e-mail us ore-mail us for more information.

Tuesday, May 7th 9-10am
Join them for a hands-on gardening workshop in the Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield. Horticulturist Karen Waltuch talk all about tool selection, sharpening, and sterilization. To find out more and to sign up, click here

Explore the FDR Site With Our New Discovery Packs
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Cente
During your visit to the park this day, stop by our table in the visitor center and sign out one of our Discovery Packs and explore your National Park! Explore the grounds with clues and a compass, play 19th century games, learn about FDR and Trees, or learn about birds. Signing out a Discovery Pack is free and easy and which the whole family can explore together.

Vanderbilt Garden Tours
Sundays, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, Sept 15, Oct 20
Stop by anytime between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm
Interpreter guides from the F.W Vanderbilt Garden Association will be offering FREE tours of the Vanderbilt Gardens the 3rd Sunday of every month, May-October. Learn about the history and the ongoing process of rehabilitating and maintaining the gardens. More information about the gardens is available here.

Field of Honor® Flag Display
May 25-27, Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Field in front of the Home of FDR
Hundreds of American flags will fly in a patriotic display honoring veterans, first responders and hometown heroes. Opening ceremonies begin at 10:00 am, Saturday. There will be free entertainment and kids activities on Saturday and Sunday.

F.W. Vanderbilt Garden Association Annual Plant Sale
Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Directly in front of the parking lot at Vanderbilt Mansion
The plant sale will feature plants grown in the Vanderbilt Garden as well as those grown in gardens all over the Hudson Valley.

Rose Garden Memorial Day Service
Monday, May 27, 1:30 pm
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

The National Park Service will host a graveside memorial service in the Rose Garden at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. Various community Organizations will be presenting wreaths in honor of President Roosevelt.

Hyde Park Trail End-2-End Trek
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Meeting at Vanderbilt Mansion parking lot.
This is a 9 mile End-2-End trek from Top Cottage to Vanderbilt Mansion, via Val-Kill, the Home of FDR site and Riverfront Park. Watch for details on the Hyde Park Trails Facebook page:

Beatrix Farrand Symposium Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2
Henry A. Wallace Visitor & Education Center

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
The Hudson Valley premier of their new documentary, 'Beatrix Farrand's American Landscapes' along with panel discussions, a reception and dinner, garden tours, an afternoon reception and a plant sale will all be featured during this weekend event. All the details are available here.

Music In The Parks
Every Wednesday, June 5th - August 14th (No Concert July 3rd), Vanderbilt Mansion and Mills Mansion (Staatsburgh State Park)
Free Lawn Concerts for 2019
For schedule and more information.....


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Last updated: May 6, 2019

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4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538


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