Historic Landmarks, Homes, and Museums
The Hudson Valley is home to a variety of well-known homes, museums, and mansions. From the Southern border of Dutchess County to the Albany Capital Region, you can find a number of beautifully restored landmarks. We have identified a few of our favorites and you can always go to Experience the Hudson Valley to find out
Rich in history, natural beauty and historic sites, the Hudson River Valley is the perfect destination for a day trip or an extended visit any time of the year. See the breathtaking views of the Hudson from the Gilded Age mansions dotting its shores. Wilderstein offers a glimpse into the high society of the 1800s and the house tour includes a brief history of the landscaping design as well. A memorable tour lasting
about 45 minutes. Nearby, you will find Staatsburg and the Mills Mansion. Explore the grounds and hike along the river to Norrie-MillsState Park. This makes for a great lazy afternoon walk. Pack a few sandwiches and you can picnic along the Hudson.
Take a look inside the lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt while touring their country homes and see the Roosevelt Library which contains extensive displays and interactive exhibits. Tours of The Roosevelt Home, Val-Kill, and the Roosevelt Library can fill your weekend and leave you inspired.
And while visiting Hyde Park, stop by the Vanderbilt Mansion. Purchased by Frederick Vanderbilt, this country place showcases the formal gardens, beautiful interiors, and stunning architecture.