Antique Shopping in HudsonThehistoric whaling port of Hudson offers visitors a variety of restaurants, galleries, and some of the best antique shopping in the Hudson River Valley. Most stores are located on Warren Street between 3rd and 7th Streets and are open from 9.00a to 5.00p (or later), Thursday through Sunday.
Bailiwick Ranch & Discovery Zoo 3 exciting attractions: horseback riding, zoological park, and paint ball park. Picnic area, playground and gift shop on premises. Open year round, weather permitting. Groups welcome.
Bronck Museum and Barns In 1662, Pieter Bronck purchased a tract of land at the base of the Kalkberg Ridge in present-day Coxsackie.The small single room structure with cellar and storage garret he built in 1663 is the oldest surviving dwelling in upstate New York, and the original massive beams, wide floor boards, cellar hatchway, and early Dutch door still dominate the interior.The museum features several other buildings and barns, including a unique 13-sided barn built in the 1830s.
Cedar Grove Cedar Grove, The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in the village of Catskill, New York includes the home and the studio ofpainter Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School of American painting. It was used by Cole as a studio from 1825 through his death in 1848. The Main House and Studio are open by guided tour from May through October.Tours last about 40 minutes and are limited to approximately 12 people.Group tours welcome by appointment. FASNY Museum of Firefighting The FASNY Museum of Firefighting depicts 300 years of history of firefighting in a moving tribute to the brave men and women who have served their communities. Observe magnificent floor-to-ceiling displays of historic paintings, dramatic photos, badges, helmets, torches and antique toys. Retired volunteer firefighter tour guides will be pleased to show you around! Home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the FDR Presidential Library & Museum The estate of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and site of the first Presidential Library perches above the Hudson River in nearby Hyde Park.Also nearby is the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site at Val-Kill, the only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady. Howe CavernsImagine stepping into an elevator that takes you 156 feet below the Earth's surface. When the elevator stops, the doors open into a prehistoric underground cavern six million years in the making. You don't have to be a serious caver or spelunker to appreciate the geology of Howe Caverns. Your specially trained tour guide will help you negotiate the cave and learn about the magnificent limestone formations, stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone, and the tremendous conservation effort underway to protect and preserve Howe Caverns for future generations. The Hudson River School Art Trail The Hudson River School Art Trail takes you to the sites that inspired America’s first great landscape painters, enabling you to walk in the footsteps of Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Asher B. Durand, Jasper Cropsey, Sanford Gifford and other pioneering American artists, and to see the landscapes that launched the Hudson River School of art. Martin Van Buren National Historic Site The Kinderhook, NY home of America’s eighth president (1837-41). Olana State Historic Site Olana is the site is the former estate of Frederic Edwin Church, one of the most important landscape painters of the nineteenth century, and one of the few intact artists’ home, studio and estate complexes in the United States. Working over a 40-year period, Church designed the entire estate to complement the picturesque landscape with its views of the Hudson River Valley – the beautiful, historic birthplace of the first school of American Art. A mixture of Victorian and Persianstyles, the house remains much as it was during Church's lifetime, with the interior exotically furnished and decorated with objects from his extensive travels. A collection of paintings by many Hudson River School artists (40 by Church himself) is on exhibit. Saugerties Lighthouse A landmark beacon on the Hudson River, the Saugerties Lighthouse is a venerable red-brick lighthouse built in 1869 at the mouth of the Esopus Creek. The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy maintains the lighthouse and adjacent lands for the enjoyment of the public. Vanderbilt Mansion “Hyde Park,” designed by McKim, Mead and White and built in 1896-99 for Frederick William Vanderbilt is now the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. In terms of architecture, interiors, mechanical systems, road systems and landscape, the mansion is a remarkably complete example of a Gilded Age country place, illustrating the political, economic, social, cultural, and demographic changes that occurred as America industrialized in the years after the Civil War.In addition to tours of the historic house, the estate grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Visitors may walk the grounds, hike carriage trails, or picnic at the overlook.
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