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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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 Beacon. Destroyed by fire in 1983, an effort is underway to restore it. Historic lecture, interpretive hike of the railway's ruins are available.
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Address:Mount Beacon
Beacon, NY 12508
Phone (main):(845) 765-3262
Fee:Donations Accepted

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