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The Stone Cottage at Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt (Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

The Stone Cottage at Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, in Hyde Park (Oct. 19, 2005)

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park

The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, commonly referred to as Val-Kill, is the first national historic site dedicated to a First Lady of the United States. Val-Kill served as Eleanor Roosevelt's home and retreat from 1925 until her death in 1962.

Entrance to the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
(Credit: John Roca)

Entrance to the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park (Dec. 14, 2011)

The home of Eleanor Roosevelt overlooking the pond
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

The home of Eleanor Roosevelt overlooking the pond at Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, in Hyde Park (Oct. 27, 2010)

Beautiful flowers cover the grounds near the home
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

Beautiful flowers cover the grounds near the home of Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, in Hyde Park. (July 7, 2006)

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View of the back of the home of
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

View of the back of the home of Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, in Hyde Park (Oct. 27, 2010)

Inside one of the rooms of the home
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

Inside one of the rooms of the home of Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, in Hyde Park (May 10, 2006)

The sleeping porch at the home of Eleanor
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

The sleeping porch at the home of Eleanor Roosevelt at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park (October 10, 2004)

December cold freezes the pond at the Eleanor
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

December cold freezes the pond at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. (December 13, 2007)

December snow at the Stone Cottage at the
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

December snow at the Stone Cottage at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park (December 13, 2007)

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The Stone Cottage at Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt
(Credit: National Park Service/Bill Urbin)

The Stone Cottage at Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, in Hyde Park (Oct. 19, 2005)

The Stone Cottage at the Eleanor Roosevelt National
(Credit: John Roca)

The Stone Cottage at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site iin Hyde Park (Dec. 14, 2011)

The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde
(Credit: John Roca)

The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park (Dec. 14, 2011)

The grounds of Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National
(Credit: John Roca)

The grounds of Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, in Hyde Park (Dec. 14, 2011)

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