Eleanor Roosevelt chose Val-Kill for her retreat, her office, her home, and her laboratory for social change during the prominent and influential period of her life from 1924 until her death in 1962. During that time she formulated and carried out her social and political beliefs. This is the place most closely associated with one of the most prominent women of 20th-century America.
Leashed pets are permitted in the park, but are not allowed in the buildings. Leashes must be no longer than six feet.