While a small cottage, it tells so much about this strong, persevering woman. There is no fuss, no fancy accouterments -- just Eleanor. Guide was very knowledgeable and was able to share details that revealed why she was an important partner to Roosevelt as the conscience that wasn't tied to political expediency. A must visit for any woman searching for... 更多
Including this cottage in the Roosevelt tour, was worth the extra time. Our guide was excellent. Seeing every residence was so unique, and worth the effort.
So as a big Eleanor Roosevelt fan I was enchanted with the cottage and the stories of her life here. To tour and see up close was special, almost like being invited over for hotdogs like the Queen, and then to see videos of her, the dogs, the visits to the place, was very remarkable. The historians have done a... 更多
I have always admired Eleanor Roosevelt, this tour just made me admire her all the more. Always about serving others, no pretense. Her home, the only one she ever owned, is modest and unpretentious. Other than the handed down family silver, it could be anyone's home. Our ranger was a real fan of Eleanor & her enthusiasm about Eleanor's life... 更多
Learned so much more of Eleanor Roosevelt and all she gave to this great nation. I would highly recommend reservations as tours are limited to small groups. There is outdoor time so dress warmly on cold days. Tour guides are outstanding and had fun tidbits of not largely known facts!
Really a beautiful location and the grounds are very well-maintained. The park rangers were very knowledgeable. I only had a brief time so I didn't take the tour, but it was very pleasant just walking around going inside the house sitting on the quiet grounds. I would very much recommend
This was an EXCELLENT place to learn about Eleanor Roosevelt; especially interesting was her push for civil rights and equal rights for women.
We visited FDR's home and also Val-Kill Cottage through tickets we booked online ahead of time through National Parks. We arrived early and since the tour wasn't full, they allowed us to move up our tour, which we were grateful for. We enjoyed the movie, which my husband learned a lot. I'd read 3 different books about ER prior to... 更多
This is Eleanor Roosevelt's cottage. It has some memorabilia and historical sights. Val Kill is a perfect stop when visiting the area.