Hudson Valley Historic Attractions

History Through the Eyes of Our Ancestors

When Henry Hudson sailed the Half Moon up our river in 1609, he was the first in a long list of remarkable travelers to the Hudson Valley. Since then, the region has been home to presidents, actors, writers, and world leaders. From the commanding United States Military Academy at West Point to the fabulous Great Estates, visitors are amazed by the rich history and culture found in our famous historic attractions and museums.

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HISTORY OF THE HUDSON VALLEY

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History of the Hudson Valley (89/- )

 

1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow

Address: Kingsland Point Park, Palmer AvenueCity: Sleepy Hollow
Lower Hudson ValleyZip Code: 10591
Phone 1: (914)366-5109

1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow

Address: Kingsland Point Park, Palmer AvenueCity: Sleepy Hollow
Lower Hudson ValleyZip Code: 10591
Phone 1: (914)366-5109
Web Address: Web Address
"This 1883 lighthouse had a near-perfect performance record during its 78 years of operation. The only Caisson-style lighthouse on the Hudson. Group tours require reservations"

Aaron Copland House

Address: 1538 Washington StreetCity: Cortlandt Manor
Region: Lower Hudson ValleyZip Code: 10566
Phone 1: (914)788-4659
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Aaron Copland House

Address: 1538 Washington StreetCity: Cortlandt Manor
Region: Upper Hudson ValleyZip Code: 10566
Phone 1: (914)788-4659
Web Address: Web Address
"The Rock Hill estate was home to the famous composer from 1960 - 1990, and is now a creative music center"

Aiken House

Address: Corner of Riverside and Aiken Ave.City: Troy
Region: Upper Hudson ValleyZip Code: 12180

Albany Aqua Ducks & Trolley

Address: 1 Quay Street
Departs from Quackenbush SquareCity: Albany
Region: Upper Hudson ValleyZip Code: 12207
Phone 1: 518-462-3825
Web Address: Web Address

Amphibious tours take you through the historic streets of NY's capital city. First by land, and then with a splashdown into the Hudson River!

Albany County Historical Association-Ten Broeck Mansion

Address: 9 Ten Broeck PlaceCity: Albany
Region: Upper Hudson ValleyZip Code: 12207
Phone 1: 518-436-9826

If you are looking for an unusual site for such special events as weddings, receptions, cocktail parties, holiday gatherings, picnics and the like, why not consider one of the Capital Region´s gems? The historic Ten Broeck Mansion and its grounds are available at a nominal fee for private events.

Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center & Planetarium

Address: 25 Quackenbush SquareCity: Albany
Region: Upper Hudson ValleyZip Code: 12207
Phone 1: 518-434-0405
Web Address: Web Address

Features a variety of permanent displays exploring the history of Albany from its beginnings to present day including the USS Albany Heritage exhibit. In addition, special exhibits featuring the history and culture of the Capital Region are scheduled throughout the year. Also located in the Visitors Center is the Henry Hudson Planetarium, which hosts a wide variety of educational and special event programs exploring astronomy and history. And it's an official NASA Space Place! Be sure to check out the Albany Gift Shop for some uniquely Albany souvenirs!

Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA)

Address: 125 Washington AvenueCity: Albany
Region: Upper Hudson ValleyZip Code: 12207
Phone 1: 518-463-4478
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A museum founded in 1791 during hte presidency of Geaoge Washington, making it older than the Louvre, the Smithsonian, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art, and culture of Albany and the upper Hudson Valley Region.

Albany Rural Cemetery

Address: Cemetery Ave.City: Albany
Region: Upper Hudson ValleyZip Code: 12204
Phone 1: 518 463-7017
Web Address: Web Address

Established on October 7, 1844, the Albany Rural Cemetery is one of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in upstate New York. Its 467 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds include the burial plots of many distinguished national and local dignitaries. Resting place of former U.S. President, Chester A. Arthur, five Governors, three members of Congress, and dozens of other political figures.

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