HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS / HISTORIC SITES

Brotherhood Winery
100 Brotherhood Plaza
Washingtonville 845-496-3661
www.shawangunkwinetrail.com
America’s oldest winery includes an art gallery and cafe and offers tours with tastings.

Boscobel
1601 Route 9D
Garrison 845-265-3638
www.boscobel.org
This 19th-century house was moved from its original location and features Federalist and Victorian furnishings along with breathtaking gardens and views.

Century House
Route 213
Rosendale 845-658-9900
www.centuryhouse.org
This family estate of the owners of the Rosendale Century Cement Company was active for more than 147 years and features numerous attractions.

Church of the Messiah
6436 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck 854-876-3533
www.rhinebeck-episcopal.org
Unique stained glass windows adorn this early 20th-century Episcopal Church with a historic congregation dating back to the 1850s.

Clove Furnace
Route 17 South
Arden 845-351-4696
Headquarters for the Orange County Historical Society, the site features iron authentic mining displays and a restored blast furnace used in the making of guns during the Civil War.

Constitution Island
West Point 845-446-8676
www.constitutionisland.org
During the Revolution, a massive chain was stretched across the Hudson from this island in an effort to stop the passage of British ships.

The Dewint House
20 Livingston Avenue
Tappan 845-359-1359
www.nymasons.org
Home to the Tappan town Historical Society, the museum is set in a carriage house circa 1700 that served as George Washington’s headquarters.

Gomez Mill House
Mill House Road
Marlboro 845-236-3126
www.gomez.org
Erected in 1714, this is the oldest surviving structure built by a Jewish family in America and includes original slave quarters.

First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church
55 Main Street
Fishkill 845-896-9836
Dating back to 1731, this building once served as a meeting place for the New York Provincial Congress and was used as a prison during the Revolutionary War.

Historic Huguenot Street
18 Broadhead Avenue
New Paltz 845-255-1660
www.huguenotstreet.org
Take a guided tour of six authentically furnished stone houses dating to 1692, as well as a reconstructed church copied from original 1717 design.

Hyde Park Railroad Station
34 River Road
Hyde Park 845-229-2338
www.hydeparkstation.com
Built in 1914, the station has been restored to its original condition and was based on a design shown at the Pan American World Exposition of 1898.

Jacob Blauvelt House
20 Zukor Road
New City 845-634-9629
www.rocklandhistory.org
Set on four acres, this restored 1832 Dutch farmhouse features tours as well as a cooking demonstration in the open fireplace.

John Kane House
126 E. Main Street
Pawling 845-575-3052
www.hudsonrivervalley.net
Located in the Lowell Thomas Center, the home served as the General George Washington headquarters in 1778.

Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Route 9
Sleepy Hollow 914-631-9491
www.hudsonvalley.org
Considered by many to the most impressive of the Hudson Valley estates, the house holds important collections of arts and antiques.

Lyndhurst
635 South Broadway
Tarrytown 914-631-4481
http://lyndhurst.org
Part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this stately Gothic Revival mansion is clad in Sing Sing marble and commands spectacular views of the Hudson River.

Madame Brett Homestead
50 Van Nydeck Avenue
Beacon 845-831-6533
Occupied by the Brett family for seven generations, this 1709 home with its formal gardens and period furnishings is one of the oldest in the nation.

Moffat Library
6 West Main Street
Washingtonville 845-496-5483
http://moffatlibrary.org
Tiffany stained glass graces the windows of this elegant 1887 structure that still serves the community.

Montgomery Place
River Road
Red Hook 845-758-5461
www.hudsonvalley.org
Restored 23-room mansion set on 434 acres includes gardens, woods, and walking trails with Hudson River views.

New Windsor Cantonment
Temple Hill Road
New Windsor 845-561-1765
www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
The site of the final encampment of George Washington’s army offers exhibits and re-enactments of military life and camp activities.

Oblong Quaker Meeting House
Meeting House Road
Pawling 845-855-9316
This original 1764 Quaker meeting house is not only revered as an historic building in its own right, it once served as a military hospital for George Washington’s troops.

Old Dutch Church & Burying Ground
430 North Broadway
Tarrytown 914-631-4497
http://visitsleepyhollow.com/historic-sites/old-dutch-church/
Open for worship from June through September, this lovely 17th century church represents a fine example of Colonial Dutch

The Old ‘76 House
110 Main Street
Tappan 845-359-5476
www.76house.com
Formerly Mabie’s Tavern but now a quaint restaurant, this structure was once a prison where British spy Major John Andre was detained.

Opus 40
50 Fite Road
Saugerties 845-246-3400
www.opus40.org
Representing nearly 40 years of labor, this extraordinary sculpture by Harvey Fite is crafted entirely of bluestone and spreads over six acres.

Philipsburg Manor Upper Mills
Route 9
Tarrytown 914-631-8200
www.hudsonvalley.org
This 1682 Dutch Manor house features 17th and 18th century period furnishings, a grist mill, and demonstrations on early farming.

Philipse Manor Hall
29 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers 914-965-4027
http://philipsemanorfriends.blogspot.com
A rare rococo ceiling, historical photographs and paintings are featured in this Gothic manor house which housed the first Village Hall.

Saugerties Lighthouse
168 Lighthouse Drive
Saugerties 845-247-0656
www.saugertieslighthouse.com
Visitors can enjoy an exhibit room and a wonderful bed and breakfast at the site of this 1869 historic lighthouse.

Surving Studios & Mead’s Mill
17 Millsburg Road
South Centerville 845-355-1430
www.surving.com
Today’s sculpture studio and gallery is set in a 1720 flour mill built next to a waterfall and used to grind gunpowder during the American Revolution.

Tappan Reformed Church Manse
35 Old King’s Highway
Tappan 845-359-1694
The nation’s oldest parsonage is still in continuous use and featured Hudson Valley Dutch architecture with colonial interior elements added later.

Union Church of Pocantico Hills
150 White Plains Road
Tarrytown 914-332-6659
www.hudsonvalley.org
Stained glass windows by modern masters Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse were established as memorials by Rockefeller family members.

Van Cortlandt Manor
525 South Riverside Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson 914-271-8981
www.hudsonvalley.org
For nearly 200 centuries this 18th-century manor was the residence of one of New York’s most prominent families.

Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
West Sunnyside Lane
Tarrytown 914-631-8200
www.hudsonvalley.org
Originally a two-room Dutch cottage, Sunnyside was renovated in 1835 by Washington Irving and features a library with his personal possessions.

Wethersfield
Pugsley Hill Road
Stanfordville 845-373-8037
This Georgian estate on 1,200 acres features elaborate furnishings and an impressive art gallery, formal gardens, stables, and a carriage house.

Wilderstein
330 Morton Road
Rhinebeck 845-876-4818
www.wilderstein.org
Designed as an Italian villa, this 1852 mansion features a five story round tower and Tiffany decor.

Wing’s Castle
Bangall Road
Millbrook 845-677-9085
Complete with moat and seven towers, this impressive castle took 23 years to build and features numerous exhibits.

 

State & National Historic Sites

Clermont State Historic Site
One Clermont Avenue
Clermont 518-537-4240
www.friendsofclermont.org
www.nysparks.com
Seven generations of the Livingston family enjoyed this country estate with a restored mansion, galleries, formal gardens, and other attractions.

Clinton House State Historic Site
549 Main Street
Poughkeepsie 845-471-1630
www.nysparks.com
The home was built in 1735 and was active during the years when Poughkeepsie was Capital of State.

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
519 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park 845-229-9115
www.nps.gov/elro
Named Val-kill, this beautifully restored home of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt includes a film biography and memorabilia.

John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
Route 22
Katonah 914-232-5651
www.nysparks.state.ny.us
Built in 1787 and featuring American art and furnishings, this was the home of the first Chief Supreme Court Justice, John Jay.

Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site
Forge Hill Road
Vails Gate 845-561-5498
www.nysparks.state.ny.us
Set on 50 wooded acres, the area includes Ellison House, which served as quarters for high ranking officers.

St. Paul’s National Historic Site
897 South Columbus Avenue
Mt. Vernon 914-667-4116
www.nps.gov/sapa
The site includes St. Paul’s Church, a village green, historic cemetery and a museum focused on freedom of speech.

Staatsburg State Historic Site & Mills Mansion
Old Post Road
Staatsburg 845-889-8851
www.staatsburgh.org
www.nysparks.com
This elaborate 1895 country home features furnishings in the style of Louis XIV through Louis XVI.

Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Park Road off Route 9W
Stony Point 845-786-2521
www.nysparks.state.ny.us
Commemorating the battle won by General Anthony Wayne, points of interest include musket and artillery displays and cooking and camp life demonstrations.

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Route 9
Hyde Park 845-229-9115
www.nps.gov/vama
Representative of the “Gilded Age,” this elegant home built in 1896 features beautiful formal gardens and a magnificent view of the Hudson River.

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site
84 Liberty Street
Newburgh 845-562-1195
www.nysparks.com
This Dutch-style farmhouse known as “Hasbrouck House” served as George Washington’s headquarters between 1782 and 1783.

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