New York Eleanor Roosevelt Historic Site map and highlights

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New York Eleanor Roosevelt Historic Site map and highlights

Map of Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in New York
Eleanor  Roosevelt National Historic Site. Basic information for visitors to the  Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site In southeastern New York, in  Hyde Park.      
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in southeastern New York, in Hyde Park     
Eleanor Roosevelt used Val-Kill Cottage in her younger years as  a retreat and in her later years as her home, where she entertained  heads of state. It was built as a factory building for Val-Kill  Industries before being converted to a house in 1937. The site was  authorized on May 26, 1977.      
WHAT TO SEE & DO     
Touring home and grounds. Facilities: Playhouse with  introductory film, furnished home, Rose Garden, Cutting Garden, The  Stone Cottage conference center, walkways and trails. Programs &  Events: Guided tours (reservations required July, Aug., and Oct.). Tips  & Hints: Allow one hour for film and tour, more for viewing  landscaped grounds and walking trail. Busiest in Aug. and Oct., least  crowded Jan. and Feb.      
FOOD & LODGING     
Camping: None at site. In Rhinebeck: Interlake RV Park (428  Lake Dr., tel. 845/266-5387; 159 sites; $25-$32; flush toilets, showers,  hook-ups). E3 Hotels: None at site. In Hyde Park: Golden Manor (4100  Albany Post Rd./U.S. 9, tel. 845/229-2157; 40 rooms; $55-$65), Super 8  (4142 Albany Post Rd./U.S. 9, tel. 845/229-0088 or 800/800-8000; 61  rooms; $77-$81). X Restaurants: None at site. In Hyde Park: Eveready  Diner (540 Albany Post Rd./U.S. 9, tel. 845/229-8100; $4-$10), Hyde Park  Brewing Co. (4076 Albany Post Rd./U.S. 9, tel. 845/229-8277; $4-$7).      
FEES & HOURS     
Free. Guided tour $8 adults, free ages 16 and under. $22 for  combination pass to FDR site and either Vanderbilt Mansion National  Historic Site (see separate listing) or Top Cottage tour (see Home of  Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site). Site open May-Oct., daily  9-5; Nov.-Apr., Thurs.-Mon. 9-5. Grounds open daily until sunset.  
HOW TO GET THERE     
In Hyde Park, two hours north of New York City on Rte. 9G. From  U.S. 9, make a right on St. Andrews Rd. (Rte. 40A). Turn left on Rte.  9G. Home is on the right. Closest airport: Newburgh (45 mi)should really  give NYC distance - most people are going to fly in there.      
CONTACTS     
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (4097 Albany Post Rd.,  Hyde Park, NY 12538, tel. 845/229-9115; 800/967-2283 house tours, fax  845/ 229-0739,). Dutchess County Tourism Promotion Agency (3 Neptune  Rd., Suite M17, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, tel. 800/ 445-3131 or  845/46-4000).   
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. Basic information for  visitors to the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site In southeastern  New York, in Hyde Park
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