Historic Sites & Museums
The Captain David Crawford House.
189 Montgomery St., Newburgh. This 1830 Neo Classical Home was the house of 19th century shipping magnate David Crawford. Celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage, the Crawford House welcomes a sculpture by Newburgh’s Hazel Brill Jackson. On display are exhibits of mid-19th century furnishings, decorative arts and textiles, Hudson River School paintings and model ships. $5. Open Sundays, 1 – 4 p.m. or by appointment. 561-2585.
FDR Presidential Library and Museum.
4079 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park. Images of Internment: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, with over 200 photographs including the work of Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams. Signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 9066 led to the incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent — including approximately 80,000 American citizens — during World War II. The exhibit will be on display in the library’s William J. Vanden Heuvel Gallery through December 31, 2017. $18 joint admission to the library and museum and FDR’s home; $9 admission to the library and museum; $6 to the library; kids 15 and under free. Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 486-7770.
Gomez Mill House.
11 Gomez Mill House Road, Marlboro. 236-3126. Tour Gomez Mill House, the oldest extant Jewish dwelling in North America continuously lived in for nearly three centuries. Wednesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guided tours at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m.. and 2:45 p.m. $10 adults, $7 seniors, $4 students and children (7-17). 236-3126. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site.
Vails Gate. The elegant 1754 combination English and Dutch style home, of the prosperous merchant miller John Ellison, was one of the longest occupied military headquarters of the Revolutionary War. Continental Army Generals, Nathanael Greene, Henry Knox and Horatio Gates used the house as headquarters, during various periods between 1779-1783.
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.
75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie. Fifty interactive exhibits including Hyde Park Mastodon, RiverTown, The Hudson River Dive Bell and Imagination Playground. Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. $7.50, under 1 and members free. 471-0589.
Montgomery Village Historical Museum.
Former Methodist church, 142 Clinton St., across from the Fire Museum. Saturdays 1 – 4 p.m. or by appointment. 457-5135.
National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.
374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor. History and evolution of the Purple Heart, artifacts from all branches of service, photos and interactive visuals. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1-5 p.m.
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site.
374 Temple Hill Road, Town of New Windsor. New Windsor Cantonment was the final encampment of the northern Continental Army, in 1782-83. Here over 7,000 soldiers and 500 family members endured the winter and prepared for a renewal of the fighting in the spring. Instead peace was proclaimed and after 8 long years of war they returned home. New Windsor Cantonment is co-located with The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, dedicated to collecting, preserving and telling the story of America’s military wounded or killed in combat.
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site.
Corner of Liberty & Washington Streets, Newburgh. Served as General George Washington’s army headquarters from April 1782-August 1783, his longest stay during the Revolutionary War. First government owned and operated historic house museum in the U.S., which marks the beginnings of the historic Preservation Movement. Birthplace of the Badge of Military Merit, the forerunner of the Purple Heart. More than 1,300 artifacts are on display including dolls, souvenirs of past wars, local Newburgh history, military weapons and domestic implements. Wednesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m., Admission: Adults – $4, Seniors/Students – $3, children 12 and under – free. 562-1195.