1. Van Cortlandt Manor

Van Cortlandt Manor Hudson Valley estate

The late seventeenth-century Dutch Van Cortlandt Manor allows visitors to explore one of New York’s most prominent families. The estate remained in the Van Cortlandt family’s possession until the 1940s after which it was purchased and restored by John D. Rockefeller. Strolling along the gardens, Croton River, and an eighteenth-century ferry house provide a unique look at life in the years after the American Revolution.

Next, check out 10 Historic Mansions of Long Island’s Gold Coast and 10 Must-Visit Historical Sites in Dutchess County.

This article was updated by Nicole Saraniero in December 2022