Purple Heart Hall of Honor The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor offers visitors an incredible journey through military history as well as reminders of human sacrifice and the cost of freedom. We invite you to visit our 7500 square foot facility in New York's Hudson River Valley. www.thepurpleheart.com
The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt is open year-round, seven days a week by guided tour only. All tours begin in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center. The Home is closed, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, (including the grounds and buildings). The grounds are open all other days, sunrise to sunset. www.nps.gov/hofr/planyourvisit/basicinfo.htm
Built by the third generation of Vanderbilt millionaires, this neoclassic style mansion was completed in 1899 and designed by the best architects in New York. $10 admission. Grounds are free and open daily. http://www.nps.gov/vama
Boscobel House and Gardens - Open April to December http://www.boscobel.org
Built in 1804 by States Morris Dyckman, a British Loyalist who returned to the area after the Revolutionary War was over. The house is filled with a comprehensive collection of American Federal period antiques and art. Special events and performances are held every year including the renowned H.V. Shakespeare Festival. On site food is available via Hudson Hill’s Café & Market.
Kykuit/John D. Rockefeller Estate –www.hudsonvalley.org
A 40-room Historic Preservation house in Westchester County, NY, built by oil tycoon and capitalist John D. Rockefeller. Conceived largely by his son, and enriched by the art collection of the 3rd-generation scion, Governor of NY, and Vice President of the United States, Nelson Rockefeller, it has been home to four generations of the family.
Locust Grove –www.lgny.org
A National Historic Landmark estate located on a 180-acre park-like estate includes homes, a carriage house, ice house, trails, a flower garden, and vegetable garden, and it overlooks the Hudson River from a bluff. Designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis for Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph. An Italianate style mansion, it was completed in 1851. The estate is open for tours and includes a museum, nature preserve, antique exhibits, and a gallery showing artwork.
Lyndhurst – www.lyndhurst.org
Is a Gothic Revival country house that sits in its own 67 acre park beside the Hudson River. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. Built in 1838 the house was owned in succession by NYC mayor William Paulding Jr., merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould.
Olana State Historic Site - www.olana.org
The estate was home to Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900), one of the major figures in the Hudson River School of landscape painting. The centerpiece of Olana is an eclectic villa composed of many styles which overlooks parkland and a working farm designed by the artist. The residence has a wide view of the Hudson River Valley, Catskill Mountains and the Taconic Range.
Gomez Hill House – www.gomez.org
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site - www.nysparks.com The Georgian house of the Ellison family, built in 1754. Closely associated with Henry Knox, who was using it as his headquarters as the Revolutionary War drew to a close in the 1780s. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972.