Local Historic Sites Attracted Over 548k Visits in 2018

HYDE PARK – The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Martin Van Buren National Historic Site recorded more than 548,000 visitors in 2018.

In 2018, the sites and park partners offered an array of community and outreach programs which included our series of talks on Human Rights, a Community Recycle Day, numerous garden programs, and lectures, in addition to special events hosted by our park partners; the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association, the Frederick Vanderbilt Garden Association, the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association, the FDR Hyde Park Foundation, the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, and the Eleanor Roosevelt Partnership.

“I am very thankful for the wonderful work our partners and volunteers do for us and in our community”, stated Superintendent Larry Turk. Without their continued support, we would not be able to provide the number and quality programs we currently offer”.

In 2018, the park reached over 4,500 school students through our increase in outreach programs. This was an increase of 10% from 2017. The Every Kid in Park program continues to be popular and encourages visitation by offering every fourth grader in America a free, one-year National Parks Pass for the student and his or her family.

In 2018, over 300 park volunteers donated over 13,000 hours of service. These volunteers provided much needed help across the park including visitor services, interpretation, garden volunteers, train volunteers and trail maintenance.

For more information about visitation, please go to the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics web page at https://irma.nps.gov/Stats/.

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