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Alice Austen House Museum

Staten Island, New York

In 1877, at the age of 11, Austen received a camera from her uncle. She was immediately...
Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

Bronx, New York

In 1836, Pell family descendant Robert Bartow and his wife, Maria Lorillard, purchased...
Beattie Powers Place

Catskill, New York

The site, with sweeping views of the Hudson River and the state historic site of Olana,...
Boscobel House & Gardens

Garrison, New York

Boscobel is situated on a bluff on the east bank of the Hudson River opposite the United...
Bowne House Historical Society

Flushing, New York

It was built by John Bowne, who emigrated from England to Boston in 1649 and settled in...
Bridge Hampton Historical Society

Bridgehampton, New York

The Corwith house was built c. 1840 by William Corwith (1791-1872). At least part of the...
Bronx County Historical Society

Bronx, New York

The society is not only dedicated to preserving Bronx history. It also offers a variety...
Bull Stone House

Campbell Hall, New York

Built in 1722, the house was once home to William Bull, a stonemason builder, and his...
Caramoor Center For Music And The Arts

Katonah, New York

The Rosen House, built around a central courtyard, is the former summer home of Caramoor'...
Cedarmere

Roslyn Harbor, New York

The natural surrounding provided the perfect backdrop to William Cullen Bryant's writer's...
Clermont State Historic Site

Germantown, New York

Clermont became the home of the historic Livingston family in 1728 when Robert Livingston...
Conference House

Staten Island, New York

A captain in the Royal Navy, Billopp built this House around 1680 as the center of his 1,...
Constitution Island

Highland Falls, New York

In 1778, less than halfway through the Revolutionary War, the Americans were able to...
Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society

Port Washington, New York

The society maintains the Sands-Willets House, part of which dates from the early 1700s,...
Crailo State Historic Site

Renesselaer, New York

This museum depicts colonial New Netherland history in the upper Hudson Valley....
Dewint House

Tappan, New York

George Washington was invited to stay at the home by the DeWint family, first during...
Dutchess County Historical Society

Poughkeepsie, New York

For over 93 years of Dutchess County’s 324 years, Dutchess County Historical...
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

New York, New York

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is a visual treat for everyone who looks up and sees it...
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

Bronx, New York

Edgar Allan Poe spent his final years in the old village of Fordham, living in this tiny...
Edward Hopper House Art Center

Nyack, New York

The house of Edward Hopper’s youth was built in 1858 by the artist's maternal...
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (val Kill Cottage)

Hyde Park, New York

Eleanor Roosevelt chose Val-Kill for her retreat, her office, her home, and her "...
Elizabeth Van Tassel House

Tarrytown, New York

There is no way around this, so we may as well be frank: the location of the Van Tassel...
Gomez Mill House

Marlboro, New York

In 1714, Luis Moses Gomez, who had fled from the Spanish inquisition, purchased 6,000...
Gracie Mansion

New York, New York

Gracie hosted elegant dinner parties at his country estate for visitors including...
Granger Homestead Society & Carriage Museum

Canandaigua, New York

Home to four generations of the Granger Family, the Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum...
Grant Cottage State Historic Site

Gansevoort, New York

It was in Joseph W. Drexel's Adirondack cottage that General Ulysses S. Grant died of...
Hart Cluett House

Troy, New York

The marble-faced structure known as the Hart-Cluett House is one of the finest intact...
Hendrick I. Lott House

Brooklyn, New York

The Lott House, as it is presently configured, was constructed in 1800 by Hendrick I....
Historic Huguenot Street

New Paltz, New York

In 1678, a small but brave group of French-speaking Huguenot refugees from what is today...
Home Of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site (springwood)

Hyde Park, New York

"All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River"...
Hudson River Museum & Glenview Mansion

Yonkers, New York

Contemporary collections spill into the 15,000-square-foot addition. The Andrus...
Hurley Heritage Society & Museum

Hurley, New York

Main Street has the oldest concentration of privately owned Stone Houses in the United...
Hyde Collection

Glens Falls, New York

The Museum offers a world class collection of objects that span the history of western...
John Brown Farm State Historic Site

Lake Placid, New York

Radical abolitionist John Brown and his two sons purchased the 244-acre farm in 1849,...
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site

Katonah, New York

John Jay co-authored the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War, and the...
Johnson Hall State Historic Site

Johnstown, New York

Johnson Hall State Historic Site was the 1763 Georgian home and business headquarters for...
King Manor Museum

Jamaica, New York

Today the centerpiece of an 11-acre New York City park in Jamaica, Queens, King Manor...
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

New Windsor, New York

From October 1782 until the spring of 1783, as 7,000 soldiers and 500 "camp...
Kykuit The John D. Rockefeller Estate

Tarrytown, New York

Kykuit is a preeminent Hudson Valley landmark. For architecture, remarkable gardens, art...
Lefferts Historic House

Brooklyn, New York

Pieter Lefferts built the house around 1783, four generations after his ancestors arrived...
Lewis H. Latimer House

Flushing, New York

The Lewis H. Latimer House is a modest Queen Anne-style, wood-frame suburban residence...
Locust Grove, The Samuel Morse Historic Site

Poughkeepsie, New York

The property had acquired the name Locust Grove in 1771, when Henry Livingston Jr....
Louis Armstrong House & Archives

Corona, New York

Louis Armstrong was certainly wealthy enough to live just about anywhere in the world....
Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum

Bolton Landing, New York

The Museum is filled with memorabilia of an international operatic career spanning over...
Merchant's House Museum

New York, New York

Complete with the family’s original furnishings and personal possessions, the house...
Montgomery Place

Red Hook, New York

Montgomery Place, a serene reflection of nearly 200 years of continuous family...
Morris Jumel Mansion

New York, New York

During the decade before the Revolutionary War, the Georgian house, with its monumental...
Mount Gulian Historic Site

Beacon, New York

The original house served as the headquarters of Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von...
Olana State Historic Site

Greenport, New York

Built high on a hill near Hudson, New York between 1870 and 1891, then as now, Olana...
Old Fort House Museum

Fort Edward, New York

The house museum, originally the 1772 home of Patrick Smyth, has been open to the public...
Philipsburg Manor

Tarrytown, New York

Cross the bridge over the river into Philipsburg Manor and step back in time. It's 1750,...
Pruyn House

Latham, New York

The house was built by Casparus F. Pruyn, the business agent of Stephen Van Rensselaer...
Queens Historical Society & Kingsland Homestead

Flushing, New York

Kingsland Homestead was built circa 1785 for Charles Doughty, the son of Benjamin Doughty...
Rockefeller State Park Preserve & Rockwood Hall

Tarrytown, New York

The most notable feature of the Preserve is the system of carriage roads built by John D...
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Oyster Bay, New York

Sagamore Hill is a destination for tens of thousands of visitors each year. People who...
Schuyler Mansion

Albany, New York

Philip Schuyler and his wife, Catharine Van Rensselaer, descended from affluent and...
Seguine Mansion

Staten Island, New York

By 1786, James Seguine had purchased a large parcel of land overlooking Prince’s...
Susan B. Anthony House

Rochester, New York

The Susan B. Anthony House keeps her vision alive and relevant by preserving and sharing...
Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Catskill, New York

Nurtured by the Catskill Mountain region, artist Thomas Cole found a home at Cedar Grove....
Thomas Paine Cottage

New Rochelle, New York

Several rooms are set up to reflect what life was like during the Revolutionary War and...
Valentine Varian House

Bronx, New York

Blacksmith Isaac Valentine built this four-level fieldstone farmhouse in 1758 near the...
Van Cortlandt House Museum

Bronx, New York

Merchant Jacobus Van Cortlandt began purchasing land in the Bronx in 1694. Gradually, he...
Van Cortlandt Manor

Croton On Hudson, New York

At Van Cortlandt Manor, explore the stone manor house and brick ferry house, wander...
Van Schaick Mansion

Cohoes, New York

The home, once used as military headquarters, contains exhibits on 18th century life and...
Walt Whitman Birthplace And Interpretive Center

West Hills, New York

The house itself was built by Whitman's father and contains nineteenth century...
Washington Irving's Sunnyside

Tarrytown, New York

Washington Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” lived in the...
Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center

Waterford, New York

Congressman Hugh White’s 1830 Greek-revival homestead, located near the Champlain...
William Miller Home And Farm

Whitehall, New York

After a period of religious doubt and time spent as a lieutenant and captain during the...
Wyckoff House

Brooklyn, New York

Its history exemplifies the diversity of Brooklyn’s colonial farms, where Dutch-...