Hudson Valley Region

RoundTheBend's
Hudson Valley Historical Sites

Hudson Valley Region Homepage

Things to do in the Hudson Valley Region
Attractions
Camping
Cross-Country Skiing
Downhill Skiing
Golfing

Things to see in the Hudson Valley Region
Antique Shops
Fall Foliage
Maple Sugaring
Museums/Galleries
Spiritual Sites
Wineries/Vineyards

Places to stay in the Hudson Valley Region
Bed and Breakfasts
Hotels/Motels



More Historical Sites in Upstate New York



Search by location
or
List all locations.


Who we are and what we do
About R-T-B



Get a FREE listing for your travel-related business.



RoundTheBend's
Online Travel Guide


Online Travel Guide(sm)

Historical Sites Listed by Location

*******

Amenia:

Wethersfield Estate and Gardens
Box 444, Pugsley Hill Rd, Amenia, NY
(914)876-4818
Colonial residence with gardens and sculptures. Collection of carriages. Reservation necessary for house and carriage viewing. Open June 1 through September 30, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 12N to 5PM.

*******

Annandale-on-Hudson:

Montgomery Place
River Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
(914)758-5461
A 23-room family estate from 1804. Has a garden, 434-acre wood, pick-your-own orchards and farm stand. Group tours by appointment. Handicapped accessible. Open year round, closed Tuesdays. Tours every 45 minutes.

*******

Arden:

Clove Furnace Historic Site
Arden, NY 10910
(914)351-4696
An iron mining museum, with a nineteenth century blast furnace. Handicapped accessible. Open year round, Monday through Friday 8AM to 12N and 1PM to 5PM.

*******

Beacon:

Mount Gulian Historic Site
145 Sterling Street, Beacon, NY 12508
(914)831-8172
Served as the headquarters for General Baron von Steuben during the Revolutionary War. Built as Dutch Colonial Homestead (circa 1735). Group tours by appointment, year round. Open April through December, Wednesday and Sunday, 1PM until 5PM.

*******

Bedford:

Court House Museum
Route 22, Bedford, NY 10506

A restored 1829 schoolhouse. Group tours by appointment. Open April through December, Wednesday through Sunday 2PM to 5PM.

*******

Croton-on-Hudson:

Van Cortlandt Manor
Soute Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
(914)631-8200
A restored manor house. Dutch-English, from the 1700's. Has brick making, open hearth cooking, picnic area, and gardens. Group tours available. Open April through December, closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and December 25.

*******

Garrison-on-Hudson:

Boscobel
Route 9D, Garrison-on-Hudson, NY
(914)265-3638
A restored Federal-style mansion from the early 1800's. Has period furnishings, and rose and herb gardens. Group tours by appointment. Guided tours every fifteen minutes. Open: April 1 through October 31, Wednesday through Monday 10AM until 4:15PM; November through December, 10AM to 3:15PM; March, Wednesday through Monday 10AM to 3:15PM. Closed January, February, Thanksgiving, December 25.

*******

Germantown:

Clermont State Historic Site
Woods Road, Germantown, NY 12526
(518)537-4240
The estate of the negotiator for the Louisiana Purchase, Robert R. Livingston. Has gardens and picnicking. Handicapped accessible. Tours every half hour - last one at 4PM. Open year round, call for hours.

*******

Goshen:

1841 Goshen Court House
101 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924
(914)294-6644
Courthouse in use continuously since 1841. Exhibits on display which are changed monthly. Open daily, 9AM-5PM. Free admission. Open year round, daily 9AM to 4PM.

Goshen Historic Track
Park Place, Goshen, NY 10942
(914)294-5357 (914)294-5333
The oldest harness track in the United States. Group tours available. Open year round, 9AM to 5PM.

*******

Hudson:

Olana State Historic Site
Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534
(518)828-0135
National Historic Landmark. Estate of Frederic Church, River School artist. Has a pond, gardens, carriage trails. Group tours by appointment. Grounds open daily, 8AM to sunset.

Robert Jenkins Home
113 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
(518)851-9049
Federal-style home from the nineteenth century with military artifacts dating from the Revolutionary War to WWII. Group tours by appointment. Open July through August, Sunday and Monday 1PM to 3PM.

*******

Hyde Park:

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY 12538
(914)229-9115
The private retreat of Eleanor Roosevelt. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Oen March through December, call for hours.

Franklin D Roosevelt Library and Museum
Route 9, Hyde Park, NY
(914)229-8114
Has a museum on premises. Exhibits on Franklin Roosevelt and family. Building designed by him. Open year round, daily 9AM to 6PM. Closed Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1.

Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site
Route 9, Hyde Park, NY
(914)229-9115
Franklin Roosevelt's birthplace and home. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt buried in the Rose Garden. Open year round: May through October open daily 9AM to 5PM; November through April, open Thursday through Monday 9AM to 5PM. Closed Thanksgiving and December 25.

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
519 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
(914)229-9115
Call for hours. Handicapped accessible.

*******

Katonah:

John Jay Homestead
Box 832, 400 Route 22, Katonah, NY 10536
(914)232-5651
Has furnishings and portraits. Picnicking. Open April 15 through October 29.

Stepping Stones - the historic home of Bill and Lois Wilson
62 Oak Road, Katonah, NY 10536
PO Box 452, Bedford, NY 10507
(914)232-4822
Stepping Stones is the historic home of Bill and Lois Wilson, co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon family groups, respectively. Stepping Stones is on the state and national Registers of Historic Places and the New York Women's Heritage Trail. Stepping Stones offers guided tours 7 days a week by appointment. To make an appointment call 914-232-4822 or email info@steppingstones.org. Open year round by appointment.

*******

Kinderhook:

Ichabod Crane School House
Route 9H, Kinderhook, NY 12106
(518)758-9265
One room school house. Open June through August, Wednesday through Saturday 11AM to 5PM, Sunday 1PM to 5PM.

James Vanderpool House
16 Broad St, Kinderhook, NY 12106
(518)758-9265
Home and furnishings from the Federal period. Group tours available. Handicapped accessible. Closed holidays.

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Route 9H, Kinderhook, NY 12106
(518)758-9689
Martin Van Buren's home after retirement. Group tours available. Open mid-May through December, daily 9AM until 5PM. Closed December 25 and Monday and Tuesday in November.

Van Alen House
Route 9H, Kinderhook, NY 12106
(518)758-9265
An eighteenth century Dutch house with paintings and antiques from the Hudson Valley. Group tours. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Thursday through Saturday 11AM to 5PM, Sunday 1PM to 5PM.

*******

Millbrook:

Wing's Castle
Bangall Road, Millbrook, NY 12545
(914)667-9085
Castle of stone with a moat and seven towers. Has many antiques. Open May 30 through December.

*******

Montgomery:

Hill Hold
Route 416, Montgomery, NY 12549
(914)294-7661
A restored stone house from 1769. Open May through mid-October, Wednesday to Sunday 10AM to 4:30PM.

*******

Mount Vernon:

St Paul's Church National Historic Site
897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY
(914)667-4116
A colonial period church with a cemetery. Group tours by appointment. Free admission. Open year round, Tuesday through Friday 9AM until 5PM, Saturday 12N to 4PM. Closed legal holidays.

*******

New Lebanon:

Mount Lebanon Shaker Village
Route 20, New Lebanon, NY
(518)794-9500
A 1787 25-building Shaker settlement. Exhibits of artifacts, history, furniture. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day daily, Labor Day through October weekends, 9:30AM until 5PM.

*******

New Windsor:

Knox Headquarters
PO Box 207, New Windsor, NY 12584
(914)561-5498
The headquarters of Wasington's COs in the Revolution. Group tours by appointment. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wednesday and Sunday 1PM to 5PM.

*******

Newburgh:

Crawford House
189 Montgomery Street, Newburgh, NY
(914)561-2585
On the National Registry of Historic Places. Has a maritime collection.

New Windsor Cantonment
Temple Hill Road, Newburgh, NY 12551
(914)561-1765
State Historic Site. Site of Continental Army encampment circa 1782-1783. Open May through October, Wednesday through Saturday 10AM until 5PM, Sunday 1PM until 5PM. Free admission.

Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
84 Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY 12551
(914)562-1195
National Landmark, State Historic Site. Home of Jonathan Hasbrouck, headquarters of George Washington circa 1782-1783. House and adjacent museum. Open mid-April through October, Wednesday through Saturday 10AM until 5PM, Sunday 1PM until 5PM. Free admission. Handicapped accessible.

*******

Nyack:

Edward Hopper House
82 North Broadwayk, Nyack, NY 10960
(914)358-0774
A New York State Historic Site. Has a restored garden. Free admission. Open Saturday and Sunday, 1PM to 5PM.

*******

Orangeburg:

Camp Shanks World War I Museum
South Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962
(914)638-5244
Has recreated barracks. Open Spring through Fall, Saturday and Sunday 10kAM to 3PM.

*******

Ossining:

Ossining Urban Cultural Park Visitors Center
95 Broadway, Route 9, Ossining, NY 10562
(914)941-3189
An exhibit from the 1800's on social welfare and public health. Group tours by appointment. Open year round, Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM until 4PM.

*******

Pawling:

1764 Friends Meeting House
Quaker Hill Road, Pawling, NY 12564
(914)855-9316
Turned into a Revolutionary War hospital in 1778. Group tours by appointment. Open May 15 through October 15, Saturday through Sunday, daily 8AM to dark.

John Kane House
126 East Main Street, Pawling, NY 12564
(914)855-1448
Washington's headquarters during the fall of 1778. Museum on premises. Free admission. Group tours by appointment. Open May through October, Saturday and Sunday 2PM to 4PM.

*******

Poughkeepsie:

Bardavon 1869 Opera House
35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(914)473-2072
The oldest opera house in New York State. Tours. Group tours by appointment. Handicapped accessible. Open September through July, Monday through Friday 10AM until 5PM.

Barrett House
55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(914)471-2550
An art gallery in a Greek Revival building. Open year round, closed holidays.

Clinton House State Historical Site
549 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
(914)471-1630
Named for George Clinton, New York's first governor. Has a research center and a museum. Open year round, Tuesday through Friday 10AM to 3PM by appointment.

Locust Grove
PO Box 1649, 370 South Pearl Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(914)454-4500
The Tuscan Villa (1853). Telegraphy exhibits, furnitures. Home of Samuel F B Morse. Open Memorial Day through September, Wednesday through Sunday, 10AM until 4PM.

Post Office
55 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(914)452-3421
National Historic Landmark. Has nationally recognized murals. Free admission. Open year round.

*******

Rhinebeck:

Beekman Arms
Box 42, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(914)876-7077
Hotel has been operating continuously since circa 1766. Oldest in the United States. Restaurant on premises. Handicapped accessible.

Wilderstein
330 Morton Road, Rhineback, NY 12572
(845)876-4818
wilderstein@wilderstein.org
Historic Queen Anne Victorian Mansion and pleasure grounds. Open May through October, Thursday to Sunday from noon until 4:00 PM as well as Thanksgiving and December weekends.

*******

Somers:

Muscoot Farm
Route 100, Somers, NY
(914)232-7118
Has farm buildings for animals from about 1900. Group tours by appointment. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Open year round, daily 10AM until 4PM, summer 10AM until 6PM.

*******

Staatsburg:

Mills Mansion State Historic Site
Old Albany Post Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580
(914)889-8851
National Register of Historic Places. Has period furnishings, paintings, and seventy-nine rooms. Group tours. Open: mid-April through Labor Day and mid-December until December 31, Wednesday through Saturday 10AM until 5PM, Sunday 12N until 5PM; Labor Day through October,j Wednesday until Sunday 12N to 5PM.

*******

Stony Point:

Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Route 9W, Stony Point, NY 10980
(914)786-2521
Revolutionary War battlefield. Has a museum, musket demos, and the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River. Guided and self-guided tours. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Open April 15 through October 31, Wednesday through Saturday 10AM until 5PM.

*******

Tappan:

George Washington Masonic Historic Site
20 Livingston Avenue, Tappan, NY 10983
(914)359-1359
George Washington memorabilia. DeWint house from the early 1700s. Open year round, daily 10AM untill 4PM.

*******

Tarrytown:

Kykuit: The Rockefeller House and Gardens
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914)631-8200
For ticket reservations call (914) 631-9491. Has many antiques including old automobiles and a coach barn. Four generations of Rockefellers lived at this estate. Tours: May 4 through October, Monday through Thursday 10AM until 3PM, weekends 10AM until 4PM.

Lyndhurst
635 Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914)631-4481
Fourteen building, Gothic Revival estate is the former home of Jay Gould, financier. Has period furnishings. Handicaped accessible. Group tours availble. Open May through October, Tuesday through Sunday 10AM until 5PM; November through April, weekends 10AM until 5PM.

Philipsburg Manor
North Broadway, Route 9, Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914)631-3992
Has a stone manor house, gristmill, gift shop, farm animals, and costumed guides. Site of an early trading center. Group tours. Open March through December, daily 10AM until 5PM. Closed Thanksgiving and December 25.

Sunnyside
West Sunnyside Lane, Route 9, Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914)631-8200
Home of Washington Irving, nineteenth century author. Has gardens. Group tours available. Open March through December, Wednesday through Monday 10AM until 5PM. Closed Thanksgiving and December 25.

Union Church of Pocantico Hills
Bedford Road, Tarrytown, NY 10491
(914)631-8200
Stained glass windows. Group tours available. Open Aptil through December, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 11AM until 5PM. Closed Thanksgiving and December 25.

*******

West Point:

Constitution Island
South Dock, West Point, NY 10996
(914)446-8676
The site of the original Revolutionary War fortification. Boat rides across the Hudson on a ferry to the Warner house, a Victorian era 17-room house with the original furnishings. Gift shop. Open June through October, Wednesday through Thursday.

West Point Military Academy
Visitors Center, Bldg 2107, West Point, NY 10996
(914)938-2638 (914)938-7049
Cadet parades, Military Museum, Hotel Thayer, Revolutionary War Fort Putnam. Founded 1802. Free admission. Handicap accessable. Closed Thanksgiving, December 25, January 1.

*******

Yonkers:

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10702
(914)965-4027
Seventeenth century home of the Philipse family. Converted to a history and art museum. Free admission. Group tours by appointment. Open year round, call for hours.

*******

Historical Sites in Upstate New York

Hudson Valley Region

Online Travel Guide(sm) to Upstate NY

*******

If you have comments or suggestions, please fill out our Comment Form

*******

RoundTheBend and RoundTheBend's Online Travel Guide are service marks of Round the Bend Productions.

Copyright © 1995-2008 Round the Bend Productions