Historic Site Visits

From boat trips on the Hudson, to visits to historic river mansions and more!

Hyde and Go Seek!

A cruise up the Hudson River this year took us in search of history at Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s beloved Hyde Park.
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“Milling About” another happy, historical day on the Hudson

One hundred and sixty Conservancy members and guests boarded the fast ferry Seastreak and headed north on the Hudson to explore the Mills Mansion in Staatsburgh, New York.
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Getting Right to the Point

The cemetery where former Bronxville resident Elizabeth Custer is buried in West Point was just one of the sensational sites seen on this year’s boat trip.  After a salute to our nation’s oldest military institution, the crew sailed south down the Hudson River to the mouth of New York Harbor...
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Up a Lazy River

A visit to historic Montgomery Place in Annandale-on-Hudson was the perfect way to spend a glorious Sunday fall afternoon, touring the estate’s 434 acres of rolling lawns, woodlands along the Sawkill cataracts, a 1920s garden and the centerpiece of the estate – a mansion built by the great 19th century...
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Oh, Olana!

The historical sky top home of Frederic Church, the eminent 19th century landscape artist, was the destination.  All who headed up the Hudson on that day were inspired by a bold vision, thoughtfully preserved.
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Rolling on the River!

Magnificence was the word of the day as Conservancy members accepted an invitation from Brendan Gill speaker Richard Jenrette to visit one of his historic mansions on the Hudson River, Edgewater.  With sensational views across sloping lawns graced by 200-year old locust, basswood and willow trees, this impressively restored estate...
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