Historic Sites

Historic Sites in the Hudson Valley

Here in the Hudson River Valley, historic sites are a ubiquitous part of the Dutchess County landscape. Not only can you step back in time, you can choose which time -- pre-Revolutionary war, early Quaker days, the Gilded Age, or the early 20th century and the era of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Madam Brett Homestead
Built in 1709, Dutchess County's oldest homestead; 17 rooms of furnishings, porcelain, paintings, books, tools and gardens. Owned for seven generations by the Brett family. Maintained by the Melzingah... Read More
Mesier Homestead and Museum
The Brewer-Mesier Homestead was built by Nicholas Brewer ca. 1741 and later purchased by Peter Mesier. Beautiful Victorian details disguise the 18th c. fieldstone core of historic home built on a village... Read More
Mount Beacon Incline Railway
This funicular was built in 1902 by the Otis Elevator Company and operated for over 75 years. It was the steepest incline railway in the world and carried over 3.5 million visitors to the summit of Mount... Read More
Mount Gulian Historic Site
Reconstructed 18th century Dutch homestead on 44 acres with 1740's Dutch barn and restored garden. Revolutionary War Headquarters of General von Steuben, birthplace of the Society of the Cincinnati.... Read More
Mt. Beacon Fire/Observation Tower
Located on the summit of south Beacon Mountain, the southernmost of two peaks that form Mt. Beacon, in the Hudson Highland region.  The south peak is 1,650 feet above sea level.  One of several... Read More
Oblong Friends Meeting House
Original 1764 Quaker Meeting House that served as a hospital for George Washington's troops in 1778. Read More

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