Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill) consists of 180 acres (0.73 km2) approximately two miles east of Springwood, the Hyde Park
Roosevelt family home.Eleanor Roosevelt often hosted workshops for Encampment for Citizenship here.In 1984 the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill negotiated an agreement with the National Park Service and made Stone Cottage its home. In 2008 the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill moved from Stone Cottage to a new facility at Val-Kill.The Roosevelt family enjoyed picnics and swimming parties at Val-Kill. They also entertained World
leaders such as the king and queen of England
, Winston Churchill, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
, Princess Martha of Norway
as well as child star Shirley
Temple at Val-Kill.