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Experience Val-Kill


Admission & Hours

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. Check Tour Schedule >

Visit Exhibits in Stone Cottage 

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.

Explore Grounds and Gardens

Take a stroll through the grounds, gardens, or hike one of Eleanor's favorite Val-Kill paths where she walked several times a day. The Val-Kill landscape has been restored to the way that Eleanor enjoyed them as part of an ongoing Landscape Treatment Plan (designed by NPS and the Olmsted Center). Pets welcome!


​"True hospitality comes from the heart and is not the product of ostentatious and expensive material surroundings"

Eleanor Roosevelt

Entrance to Val-Kill from New York State Route 9G.

Getting Here

Public Transportation, Taxi & Shuttle Service

Train to Poughkeepsie Station
The Metro-North Commuter Railroad and Amtrak both stop in Poughkeepsie, about 5 miles south of the park. Schedules are available online or call Amtrak 1-800-872-7245 or Metro-North at 800 638-7646 for information. From here, catch a taxi, Uber or Shuttle.

Free Shuttle from Poughkeepsie Station to Val-Kill
From May to October the National Park Service offers morning pick up service from the Poughkeepsie train station. Click here for free shuttle service >

Taxis from Poughkeepsie Station to Val-Kill
Some local taxis that offer service from Poughkeepsie train station include: 
Dandy the Lion: +1-845-629-3636
Roy's Taxi: +1-845-453-4267
Valley Taxi: +1-845-454-1818


Directions by Car
The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill) is on Route 9G in Hyde Park, NY about 90 miles north of New York City and 70 miles south of Albany. Please use the following address: 54 Valkill Park Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

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Nearest Airport
The closest major airport is Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, New York (near junction of I-87 and I-84). Several major carriers have daily flights to Stewart. Car rentals are available at the airport.


Val-Kill Address

106 Valkill Park Rd

Hyde Park

NY 12538, USA

More Travel & Historic Info

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