The Hudson Valley’s Dutch roots make it distinct among early American settlements. The Dutch settled the Hudson River area nearly 100 years before the English arrived, and today, much evidence of this early colonial power remains. Learn how Dutch traditions helped inform the nation we live in today.
Going Dutch Day 1
1. Crailo State Historic Site
Sit by the fire and hear about daily life in the early colonial days at Crailo State Historic Site, the only remaining fortified home on the Hudson River.
9-1/2 Riverside Ave. Rensselaer, NY 12144
2. Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
See how the other half lived at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Philip Schuyler’s elegant mansion on the hill.
32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY 12202
Find out about farmlife at Mabee Farm Historic Site. Churn butter, make handicrafts, and watch period farming demonstrations.
1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, NY
(518) 887-5073 • https://schenectadyhistorical.org/site/mabee-farm-historic-site/
Going Dutch Day 2
4. Olde English Pub & Pantry
Tour First Church of Albany, the second oldest church in New York State, with oldest pulpit in America, whose congregants included Philip Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton, and Teddy Roosevelt.
110 North Pearl Street Albany, NY 12207
(518) 463-4449 • https://www.firstchurchinalbany.org
6. Ten Broeck Mansion
Going Dutch Day 3
View the oldest surviving Dutch house in the Hudson Valley, Bronck House, in Coxsackie. This fine example of Hudson Valley Dutch architecture is furnished with period furniture and an important collection of regional textiles.
90 County Route 42, Coxsackie, NY 12051
(518) 731-6490 • https://www.gchistory.org/projects
8. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Home, Library and Museum
Take a guided tour of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Home, Library and Museum and experience the very home where our 32nd president lived the majority of his life.
4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-9115 • www.nps.gov/hofr
Travel to Kykuit (Dutch for “Lookout”), home to four generations of the Rockefeller family; for a tour of the expansive gardens, remarkable beaux-arts landscape and the Rockefeller’s outstanding art collection
381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
(914) 631-9491 • http://www.hudsonvalley.org/historic-sites/kykuit
Plan a Trip Around These Annual Events!
Albany Tulip Festival
(May, Tulips bloom from late April to early May)
Washington Park, Albany, NY
Annual Albany History Fair
Historic Cherry Hill
523 1⁄2 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202
Path Through History Weekends
Hudson Valley Ramble
(Weekends in September, various times)