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Historic Homes, Museums & Gardens

Adams, MA
Susan B. Anthony Birthplace & Museum

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Montgomery Place
A 434-acre intact Hudson River Valley estate

Athens, NY

Howard Hall Farm a laboratory for restoration training

Austerlitz, NY

Old Austerlitz

Germantown, NY

Clermont an early Hudson River estate

Home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church

Hudson, NY

The American Museum of Firefighting

Hyde Park, NY

Home of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Vanderbilt Mansion relic of the Gilded Age

Kent, CT

Sloane Stanley Museum artist’s studio and tool collection

Kinderhook, NY

U. S. President Martin Van Buren house

Lenox, MA

The Mount Edith Wharton’s estate and gardens

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio Cubist paintings in a Modernist house

Ventfort Hall the Gilded Age Museum

New Lebanon, NY

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

Pittsfield, MA

Hancock Shaker Village

Arrowhead home of Herman Melville.

Rhinebeck, NY

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome aircraft and auto museum; air shows

Wilderstein Historic Site elaborate Queen-Anne style house of the Suckleys. 

Poughkeepsie, NY

Locust Grove home of Samuel F.B. Morse

Sheffield, MA

Ashley House c. 1735 house; oldest in Berkshire County

Staatsburgh, NY

Mills Mansion house remodeled in Beaux Arts style by McKim, Mead & White

Stockbridge, MA

Chesterwood Estate & Museum home of Lincoln memorial sculptor Daniel Chester French

Mission House 1739 house with Colonial Revival garden

Naumkeag McKim, Mead & White summer cottage and gardens

Williamstown, MA

The Folly at Field Farm Modernist house and sculpture garden

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It’s Open House At Hudson River Country Seats

Montgomery Place

Our feature story this week introduces our series on a house being built from blueprints to finished structure, but if you’re more into historic architecture, the Country Seats Tour sponsored by Hudson River Heritage on Saturday should be on your calendar.

The focus of this tour is historic Red Hook, and seven historic properties in the heart of the Hudson Valley will be open for visitors. Included on the tour are St. Margaret’s, built in the Italianate style in the 1850s as “St. Margaret’s Orphan Asylum”; Montgomery Place in Annandale-on-Hudson, built in 1805 by one of the prolific Livingstons and now owned by Bard College (and open to the public only for these special occasions); Green Hill in Tivoli, a 1930s Colonial Revival; the former Trinity Episcopal Church in Tivoli, converted to a private residence in the 20th century; and the 1733 Heermance Farmstead in Tivoli, an example of the largely intact 18th-century Dutch Hudson Valley stone farmhouse.

Heermance Farmstead

The tour begins at the Elmendorph Inn — the oldest building in Red Hook, dating from the mid 18th century — where visitors check in and pick up a tour itinerary and map. Organizers encourage tour takers to stop for lunch at one of the many local restaurants, bring a picnic lunch, or preorder one when you book your tour online.

Day trip, historic homes and fall: sounds like a pretty perfect day to us.

Country Seats Tour
Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tour check in 9:30 a.m. at Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway (Rte. 9), Red Hook, NY
$50 Hudson River Heritage members; $60 non-members; $20 box lunch
(854) 876-2474

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