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Historic Sites

Fort Lee Historic Park
Fort Lee, New York

In the southern portion of the Historic Park, winding paths lead past a reconstructed b

Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Fort Montgomery, New York

Visitors today can tour the remains of the 14-acre fortification, perched on a cliff ov

Fort Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga, New York

Exhibits at the fort depict the natural and strategic geography of the historic landsca

Fort William Henry Museum
Lake George, New York

Site of the infamous "Fort William Henry Massacre," the reconstructed fort displays mil

Gomez Mill House
Marlboro, New York

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

Governors Island
New York, New York

Over the years, the island has served as the backdrop for a number of historic events.

Grant Cottage State Historic Site
Gansevoort, New York
Hart Cluett House
Troy, New York

The marble-faced structure known as the Hart-Cluett House is one of the finest intact h

Hill Hold Museum
Campbell Hall, New York

This museum depicts what life was like on a Hudson Valley farm in the 1830's.

Historic Cherry Hill
Albany, New York

In April of 1963 when Emily Rankin, the last surviving family member, passed away, the

Historic Speedwell
Morristown, New Jersey

Today, seven-and-a-half acres of the mid 19th-century original estate remain and contai

Historical Society Of Rockland County
New City, New York

Comprised of four structures, a 7,200-square-foot museum of Rockland history and three

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" This quote

Hudson Athens Lighthouse
Athens, New York

Construction was begun in early 1873, and the lighthouse was completed and put into ope

Hudson River Maritime Museum
Kingston, New York

With a collection comprised of paintings, prints, photographs, vessel blueprints, artif

Hudson River Museum & Glenview Mansion
Yonkers, New York

Contemporary collections spill into the 15,000-square-foot addition.

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
Albany, New York

Revolutionary War stories, famous residences, scenic parks and gardens, and landscape i

Hyde Collection
Glens Falls, New York

The Museum offers a world class collection of objects that span the history of western

Hyde Log Cabin
Grand Isle, Vermont

This one-and-a half story structure was built by Jedediah Hyde, Jr. circa 1783.

Irish American Heritage Museum
East Durham, New York

The museum develops and presents exhibitions and sponsors activities to educate Irish A

Iroquois Indian Museum
Howes Cave, New York

Located in a building inspired by the traditional longhouse, the museum contains a vast

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, b

Kykuit The John D. Rockefeller Estate
Tarrytown, New York

Kykuit is a preeminent Hudson Valley landmark.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Vergennes, Vermont

Focusing on the maritime history and nautical archaeology of the Champlain Valley, the

Lyndhurst
Tarrytown, New York

Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown NY is Lyndhurst, one of America's finest Goth

Manitoga & The Russel Wright Design Center
Garrison, New York

In the 1930s, 40s and 50s, the signature on a set of dinnerware or piece of furniture e

Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum
Bolton Landing, New York

The Museum is filled with memorabilia of an international operatic career spanning over

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Kinderhook, New York

Van Buren was preeminent among the second generation of American politicians.

Merchant's House Museum
New York, New York

Complete with the family’s original furnishings and personal possessions, the house off

Morris Jumel Mansion
New York, New York

During the decade before the Revolutionary War, the Georgian house, with its monumental

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