Making the Most of Your Val-Kill Visit
Tour Val-Kill Cottage
Val-Kill Cottage is open for tours year round by the National Park Service. Please check here for the latest tour times or to schedule a group. We highly recommend you reserve your tour online ahead of time here - as tours often sell out early in the day. Inside you will experience the only place Eleanor Roosevelt felt was her home, and learn about the guests who filled Val-Kill on a regular basis. (pictured above our Founder Hillary Rodham Clinton touring Eleanor's sleeping porch).
Explore the new exhibits in Stone Cottage - Free
The Partnership was the proud sponsor of the new permanent Stone Cottage Exhibits: Eleanor Roosevelt and Val-Kill: Emergence of a Political Leader. Explore home videos on the Roosevelt's at Val-Kill and original artifacts about this pivotal time in Eleanor Roosevelt's life.
Deep thanks to lead benefactors Lia & William Poorvu, Claudine & Fred Bacher, The Muriel F. Siebert Foundation, with additional support from the Roosevelt Vanderbilt Historical Association as well as countless supporters of The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership like you! Open year round FREE to all.
Walk in Eleanor's Footsteps!
Enjoy the grounds, gardens or take a hike on one of her favorite paths
Eleanor took several walks a day at Val-Kill. Enjoy the grounds and gardens, as they are restored to to way Eleanor enjoyed them as part of an ongoing Landscape Treatment Plan designed by NPS and the Olmsted Center. Pets welcome at Val-Kill!
In Her Footsteps: Hike the Val-Kill Trails, two of Eleanor's favorite walks. Click here for a MAP.
Download a podcast in advance to enrich your experience of Val-Kill or look for these Hyde Park Explorer markers to dial in free audio files at (845) 475-3819.