Attractions in Hudson Valley, New York

Attractions in Hudson Valley, New York
New York's Hudson Valley is deeply ingrained in American history from the American Revolution until today. The area offers a variety of historical attractions and activities for people of all ages. Take a tour through the past while visiting and learn what life in the Hudson Valley was like when it first began.

Frederick W. Vanderbilt National Historic Site

Enjoy a tour of the Vanderbilt mansion and formal gardens. This historic site opens its grounds to the public each day at sunrise and closes at sunset; guided tours of the mansion are offered daily from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. As of 2009, admission for the tour of the historical house is $8 for everyone over the age of 15, while visiting the grounds is free for all.

Frederick W. Vanderbilt National Historic Site
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 486-1966
nps.gov/vama/index.htm

Hudson River Maritime Museum

View a variety of exhibits from the Hudson River including photographs, artifacts, abandoned boats and steamboats. Take a self-guided tour through the museum or reserve a group appointment for a guided tour that includes narration from a museum staff member. Admission in 2009 is $5 for adults and group tours and $4 for children between the ages of 6 and 12, as well as seniors over 60. Children 5 and under are free.

Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-0071
hrmm.org

Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

Visit the headquarters that General George Washington used during the Revolutionary War. Enjoy an educational guided tour through the grounds where Washington made several significant decisions concerning American History. Admission in 2009 is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and students and $1 for children 5 to 12. Children under 5 are free.

Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
Corner of Liberty and Washington Streets
Newburgh, NY 12551
(845) 562-1195
nysparks.com/historic-sites/17/details.aspx

Yorktown Museum

Learn about the life of early Hudson Valley settlers and the Mohegan Indian tribe. Enjoy a variety of hands-on activities along with viewing historical toys, clothes and household goods. Purchase your own reproductions of historic goods in the gift shop to take home. Admission is free for self-guided tours. A minimal fee is charged for group tours.

Yorktown Museum
1974 Commerce Street,
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914) 962-2970
yorktownmuseum.org

Article Written By V. L. Hamlin

V. L. Hamlin is a freelance writer residing in upstate New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Delhi in 2000 with a liberal arts degree and concentrated studies in literature and psychology. She has been writing online since 2006 and is currently a freelance writer for Associated Content and Demand Media.

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