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Description - Mrs. Roosevelt used Val-Kill as a personal retreat from her busy life. Val-Kill Cottage is the focal point of the historic site. It was originally built as a factory building for Val-Kill Industries and was converted to a home by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1937. Stone Cottage was built for her by FDR in 1925. The pastoral setting includes fields, trees, swamps, and ponds.

Attractions - Mrs. Roosevelt used Val-Kill as a personal retreat from her busy life. Val-Kill Cottage is the focal point of the historic site. It was originally built as a factory building for Val-Kill Industries and was converted to a home by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1937. Stone Cottage was built for her by FDR in 1925. The pastoral setting includes fields, trees, swamps and ponds.

Recreation - Visitors to the Eleanor Roosevelt home enjoy the guided tours that capture the personal challenges, the home life and international efforts made by the former First Lady. The Rose Garden, Cutting Garden, pond and trails are available for touring. Visitors also enjoy fishing, bird watching, hiking and wildlife viewing.

Climate - The Taconic / Hudson Valley Travel Region has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from above 22 degrees down to 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt.

Location - The National Historic Site is located in Hyde Park, New York on Rt. 9G about 6 miles north of Poughkeepsie.


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Contact Information:
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, 4097 Albany Post Road , Hyde Park, NY, 12538, Phone: 845-229-9115
, ROVA_webmaster@nps.gov

Additional Information:
New York Historic Sites -
New York National Forests & Parks - The diverse state of New York has 17 national sites which include memorials, seashores, trails and historic parks. Finger Lakes National Forest is the sole national forest encompassing 16,032 acres.
Taconic / Hudson Valley Travel Region - The Taconic / Hudson Valley Travel Region is truly a New York treasurer. The area offers graceful mountains, the beautiful Hudson River, palatial estates, quaint historic villages, magnificent gardens and lush vineyards.

Links:
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site - Official agency website

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