HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS / REGIONAL MUSEUMS

A. Scott Warthin Jr. Geological Museum
Ely Hall, Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie 845-437-7000
www.vassar.edu
This extensive collection of rocks, minerals, fossils, and gems include dioramas and an operational geyser.

Cudner-Hyatt House Museum
937 White Plains Post Road
Scarsdale 914-723-1744
http://www.scarsdalehistoricalsociety.org/the-cudnerhyatt-house-museum
Dating back to 1734, this farmhouse museum features Victorian furnishings and other artifacts.

David Crawford House Museum
189 Montgomery Street
Newburgh 845-561-2585
www.newburghhistoricalsociety.com
Home of shipping magnate David Crawford, this 1830 neo-Classical mansion features period antiques, memorabilia, and artifacts.

D&H Canal Historical Society Museum
Mohonk Road
High Falls 845-687-9311
www.canalmuseum.org
Exhibits about the history of the D & H Canal and its related communities include working models of a canal lock.

Empire State Railway Museum
Station Road
Phoenicia 845-688-7501
www.esrm.com
The Phoenicia Depot of the Ulster & Delaware railway offers railway ride boards at Mt. Pleasant and Phoenicia sites.

Foundry School Museum
63 Chestnut Street
Cold Spring 845-265-4010
www.pchs-fsm.org
West Point Foundry exhibits and Hudson River legends are featured in this 140-year-old former schoolhouse.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home & Historic Site
519 Albury Post Road
Hyde Park 845-229-9115
www.nps.gov/hofr
The lifelong home of President Roosevelt also features a gravesite, gardens, a library, and a museum.

The Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden
635 Main Street
Poughkeepsie 845-454-0605
https://www.glebehousemuseum.org
Celebrated as the birthplace of the Episcopal Church in the New World, the home is graced by the only extant American garden planned by England’s most venerated designer.

The Hammond Museum
Deveau Road
North Salem 914-669-5033
www.hammondmuseum.org
Lovely gardens cover most of 3.5 acres with hilltop beauty while the museum focuses on the arts and humanities.

Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
240 Main Street
Goshen 845-294-6330
www.harnessmuseum.com
The story of the American Standardbred focuses on trotting and includes statues of past champions, Currier and Ives prints, a Hall of Fame, and a museum library.

Hudson River Maritime Museum
One Rondout Landing
Kingston 845-338-0071
www.ulster.net/~hrmm
Take a boat ride to Rondout Lighthouse and enjoy the many exhibits, lectures, festivals, and special programs related to the maritime history of the region.

The Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers 914-963-4550
www.hrm.org
Andrus Planetarium expands the attractions at this wonderful museum that includes Glenview Mansion.

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
94 Broadway
Newburgh 845-569-4997
www.rain.org/~karpeles
The world’s largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents encompasses literature, science, religion, history, and art.

Klyne Esopus Museum
764 Route 9 West
Ulster Park 845-338-8109
http://klyneesopusmuseum.us
Within this old country church, you can trace the town’s history from 3000 B.C. to the present. Gift shop and genealogical research library are included.

Locust Grove
Samuel Morse Historic Site
2683 South Road
Poughkeepsie 845-454-4500
www.lgny.org
Home of inventor Samuel Morse, the house contains extensive decorative arts, period furniture, and exhibits.

Museum of the Hudson Highlands
The Boulevard
Cornwall-on-Hudson 845-534-7781
www.hhnaturemuseum.org
Live and mounted animal habitat exhibits, a nature trail, and the Ogden Gallery are among the attractions.

Museum Village
1010 Route 17M
Monroe 845-782-8247
www.museumvillage.org
This 19th-century village museum depicts daily life and work through numerous exhibits, an apothecary, a one-room school house, a village smithy, and a log cabin.

Neversink Valley Area Museum
Delaware & Hudson Canal Park
26 Hoag Road
Cuddebackville 845-754-8870
www.neversinkmuseum.org
Formerly a blacksmith’s house, the Neversink Valley Area Museum presents exhibits about the D&H Canal while the 300-acre park encourages walking, fishing, and picnicking.

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum
Stone Church Road
Rhinebeck 845-752-3200
www.oldrhinebeck.org
Those with an interest in aviation will want to explore the displays of antique aircraft, museum and open cockpit airplane rides.

Quarryman’s Museum
50 Fite Road
Saugerties 845-246-3400
www.opus40.org
The museum is located on the grounds of the famous outdoor environmental sculpture, Opus 40.

Southeast Museum
Old Town Hall
67 Main Street
Brewster 845-279-7500
www.southeastmuseum.org
The Museum displays geological and mineral collection along with exhibits of local history, the Harlem Railroad line and Borden Dairy.

Trolley Museum of New York
89 East Strand
Kingston 845-331-3399
www.tmny.org
A museum of vintage and modern streetcars offers train rides that feature outstanding views.

United States Military Academy & Museum
2107 South Post Road
West Point 845-938-2638
www.usma.edu/museum
The nation’s oldest military school and the nation’s oldest continuously occupied military post include a museum that focuses on American warfare.

Van Wyck Homestead Museum
Route 9 and Interstate 84
Fishkill 845-896-9560
www.fishkillhistoricalsociety.org
Serving as a headquarters for the Continental Army, this 1732 Dutch Colonial building features tours, library and folk art exhibits.

Warwick Historic District Museums
Forester Avenue & Main Street
Warwick 845-291-2136
www.orangetourism.org
Four historic homes now serve as museums that showcase period furnishings and artifacts from the 18th century.

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