Hudson Valley attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Beacon

Dia:Beacon

The 300,000 sq ft of a former Nabisco box printing factory beside the Hudson River is now a storehouse for a series of stunning monumental works by the likes of Richard Serra, Dan Flavin, Louise Bourgeois and Gerhar…
Top Choice Historic Site in Hudson

Olana

This is one of the finest of the Hudson Valley mansions, as its owner, celebrated landscape painter Frederic Church, designed every detail, inspired by his travels in the Middle East and his appreciation of the beau…
Historic Building in Hyde Park

Franklin D Roosevelt Home

Rangers lead interesting hour-long tours around Springwood, the home of Franklin D Roosevelt (FDR) who won a record four presidential elections and led America from the Great Depression through WWII. Considering his…
Gallery in Hudson Valley

Storm King Art Center

This 500-acre sculpture park, established in 1960, has works by the likes of Barbara Hepworth, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy and Isamu Noguchi. All have been carefully sited across the grassy estate's natural bre…
Museum in Hudson Valley

West Point Museum

Whether or not you choose to take a campus tour of the historic US military academy, this museum, which traces the role of war and the military throughout human history, is worth a look, even for pacifists. Spread a…
Farm in Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown

Stone Barn Center for Food & Agriculture

Stop by this massive, eco-friendly farm for a peek into the modern agriculture movement. On warm weather weekends (April to November; adult/child $22/10) you'll find the place teeming with visitors partaking in acti…
Historic Site in Hyde Park

Val-Kill

This 181-acre estate is the location of two main buildings: Val-Kill Cottage, the larger two-story building that was originally a furniture factory started by Eleanor Roosevelt to teach young men a trade during the …
State Park in Hudson Valley

Bear Mountain State Park

The main draw here are the views of the Manhattan skyline from the 1303ft peak (accessible by car), but there's also ice skating in winter and boating and swimming in summer. There are several scenic roads snaking t…
Historic Site in Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown

Kykuit

Built by oil tycoon John D Rockefeller as his summer home and completed in 1913, this 40-room mansion is listed on the National Register and has lovely grounds landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted. On display as scul…
Historic Building in Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown

Philipsburg Manor

A working farm in 17th-century Dutch style. Wealthy Dutchman Frederick Philips brought his family here around 1680 and meticulously built his new farm. Inside the rough-hewn clapboard barns and three-story, whitewas…