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5 Historic Places in Hudson Valley that You Need to Visit

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The Hudson Valley has a significant place in US history.  Whether you are from the area or visiting, taking a tour of this historic area is a must.  Discover the past by touring the locations listed below.

  1. Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate

Home to four generations of Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, the richest man in his time, the estate is architecturally breathtaking.  There are four tour options at this gorgeous estate.  

2. Washington Irving's Sunnyside

Washington Irving, the extraordinary author of American folkloric tales, such as, Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow lived in the Hudson Valley in the mid-19th century.  If you've enjoyed his stories over the years, a stop by his home will give you insight into this author's life.  

3. Philipsburg Manor

In the year 1750, "Philipsburg Manor was a thriving farming, milling, and trading center owned by the Philipses, a family of Anglo-Dutch merchants."  The manor ran on the backs of tenant farmers and enslaved African peoples.  Visitors can tour the 300 year old grounds, including the dairy, kitchen, chambers, parlor and gardens.  Although the slave quarters are no longer in existence, there is documentation to show 23 people were enslaved on this location.

4. Van Cortlandt Manor

The Van Cortlandt's Manor and house museum are both worth the visit.  The  Manor is filled with colonial furnishings.  On site is the Ferry House which in the 1750s was a popular tavern.  Interactive themes and activities change throughout the year.  The House Museum is actually located in the Bronx,  and "is the oldest surviving building in New York City's borough of The Bronx."  

5. Union Church of Pocantico Hills

The Van Cortlandt's Manor and house museum are both worth the visit.  The    Manor is filled with colonial furnishings.  On site is the Ferry House which in    the 1750s was a popular tavern.  Interactive themes and activities change    throughout the year.  The House Museum is actually located in the Bronx,    and "is the oldest surviving building in New York City's borough of The    Bronx."  


 

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Posted on Jul 08 2016

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