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The Hudson Valley is full of incredible estates and historic houses. We have previously covered Kykuit: The Rockefellers’ Gilded Age Gem in the Hudson River Valley and The Ruins of Northgate, the Cornish Estate in the Hudson Valley. Presented below are close to thirty sites scattered throughout the Hudson Valley. They were home to artists, presidents, and robber barons and tell the story of the United States (and New York) from its humble Dutch origins through the Revolutionary War and well into the Victorian Era. These sites will keep you busy for years to come between attending guided tours and wandering around acres of idyllic landscapes.

27. Boscobel

638px-Boscobel_entrance_roadSource: Daniel Case Wikipedia

Located in Garrison, New York, Boscobel is considered to be one of the finest examples of Federal-style architecture in New York. The house was constructed between 1804 and 1808 on a 250-acre river front site and was commissioned by States Dyckman. In 1924, Westchester County purchased the property to turn it into a park, however by the mid-1950s the house was slated for demolition. Ultimately, the house was dismantled and stored in a barn for a year until a new site (15 miles away) was found.

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4 Responses
  1. This is an impressive page, and shows the rich history that exists here in the Hudson River Valley.
    I do wish that the page had included a map, however, since the listings swing back and forth to different areas of the Hudson Valley.
    I also must ask that you add one more location to the list, the oldest surviving house in upstate New York: The Bronck House Museum in Coxsackie. Here are three URLs that describe it:
    1.
    https://www.gchistory.org/projects
    2.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronck_House
    3.
    https://paththroughhistory.iloveny.com/listings/Bronck-Museum/30142/#.Wwoo0dApDqA

    And if the family name, Bronck, sounds familiar, these Broncks were closely related to the Broncks who owned the land we now call the Bronx.

  2. Jean Walsh Reply

    Is there a tour offered of these great houses/mansions on the Hudson? If so, please
    supply info to contact them.

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