Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Park Information

“The greatest thing I have learned is how good it is to come home again,” Eleanor Roosevelt once told a friend.

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Source: Wikimedia)

This simple statement expresses her love for the modest house near the Hudson River she called Val-Kill, the only home that was ever hers.

The only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady, Val-Kill welcomes the visitor as Mrs. Roosevelt welcomed her many guests.

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Source: Wikimedia)

Visitors may tour Mrs. Roosevelt’s Val-Kill Cottage and enjoy the lovely gardens and grounds on the site.

Agency Name:

National Park Service


Plane – 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.

Car – The park is located in Hyde Park, New York on Rt. 9G about 6 miles north of Poughkeepsie. Follow the link below for detailed driving directions.

Public Transportation – The Metro-North Commuter Railroad and Amtrak both stop in Poughkeepsie, about 5 miles south of the park. Call Amtrak 1-800-872-7245 or Metro-North at 800 638-7646 for information. Taxi service to the park from the Poughkeepsie Train Station is available.

Taxi service from other points in the local area is also available. The Dutchess County Loop Bus System stops in Hyde Park several times daily; call (800) 924-8702 for information.

Geographic Location

Contact Info

4097 Albany Post Road

Hyde Park, NY


Additional Info

  • “NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, New York (U.S. National Park Service)”. Accessed June 27, 2020. Link.

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