Roosevelt-Vanderbilt-Van Buren National Historic Sites Attracted More Than 548,000 Visits in 2018

HYDE PARK, NEW YORK – 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.

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