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  • Beacon, New York

    Landmark Castle

    HVH Pick

    Bannerman Castle

    Buried on an island in the Hudson, beneath the brittle body of century old castle walls and thin hair of tangled vines, lie Civil War bayonet scabbards and the ashes of Irish linen bed sheets.

  • Garrison, New York

    Historic Home • Garden • Museum

    HVH Pick

    Boscobel

    Boscobel is an historic house museum in Garrison, New York, overlooking the Hudson River. The house was built in the early 19th century by States Dyckman.

  • Garrison, New York

    Historic House

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    Boscobel House

    The mission of Boscobel House and Gardens is to engage diverse audiences in the Hudson Valley’s ongoing, dynamic exchange between design, history, and nature.

  • Hyde Park, New York

    Historic Site • Museum • Gardens

    HVH Pick

    Home of Franklin D Roosevelt

    The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site preserves the Springwood estate in Hyde Park, New York. Springwood was the birthplace, lifelong home, and burial place of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The National Historic Site was established in 1945. Make sure you check out this cool space while you can. In 2020, it will be closed for numerous construction activities.

  • Pawling, New York

    Historic House

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    John Kane House

    The John Kane House, also one of several places known as Washington's Headquarters, is located on East Main Street in Pawling, New York, United States. Built in the mid-18th century.

  • Pocantico Hills, New York

    Historic Home

    HVH Pick

    Kykuit

    Kykuit was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. His business acumen made him, in his day, the richest man in America. Now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this extraordinary landmark has been continuously and meticulously maintained for more than 100 years.

  • Tarrytown, New York

    Mansion • Gardens • Walking Tours

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    Lyndhurst Mansion

    Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, its architectural brilliance is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts.

  • Staatsburg, New York

    Historic Home • Park

    Editor's Pick ★★★★★

    Mills Mansion

    Located witin the boundaries of Mills-Norrie State Park, the Mills Mansion (also known as Staatsburgh) was built in 1832. From the exterior, the home resembles similar historic estates in Dutchess County, NY, but a peek inside this stately Beaux Arts mansion illustrates just how distinctive this historic home really is.

  • Albany, New York

    Historic Site • NYS Government

    HVH Pick

    New York State Capitol

    Sitting majestically atop Albany's State Street hill, the New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880s. The building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur. Under the direction of five architects, the Capitol was built by hand of solid masonry over a period of 32 years.

  • Hudson, New York

    Historic Home • Park

    Editor's Pick ★★★★★

    Olana

    Formerly the home of the renowned American landscape painter, Frederick Church, the Olana home and property in Hudson, NY, is now a New York State Historic Site. Guided tours of the Main House are popular, and reservations are recommended. You can leisurely walk through to learn the story of the architecture, art and landscape design of this grand home

  • Saugerties, New York

    Historic Lighthouse

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    Saugerties Lighthouse

    Saugerties Lighthouse, an 1869 landmark beacon on the Hudson River that stands proudly as a Living Museum and a renowned Bed & Breakfast. Step back in time over a hundred years to experience the charm and rustic simplicity of life in the middle of the river.

  • Albany, New York

    Historic Mansion

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    Ten Broeck Mansion

    Albany County Historical Association was founded in 1942. In 1947, the NYS Regents granted ACHA an absolute charter. It is a private, not-for-profit educational corporation headquartered at the historic Ten Broeck Mansion in the Arbor Hill neighborhood of the city of Albany, NY.

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