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Known as the most beautiful
of the Great Estates of the Hudson Valley, Montgomery
Place sits perched high above the mighty Hudson River
looking west toward the Catskill Mountains. Currently
under the care and protection of Historic Hudson Valley,
Montgomery Place is a picturesque trip back into 18th
and 19th century America.
Originally built in 1802,
Montgomery Place was the home of Janet Livingston
Montgomery, widow of General Richard Montgomery, the
first hero of the American Revolution. The home was
redesigned mid-century in the Classical Revival traditions
by Andrew Jackson Downing in the picturesque style.
Extensive gardens, follies and lawns were incorporated
into the design. But none more attractive and more
inspiring than the view created from the west side
of the house.
From the front of Montgomery
Place one has sweeping views across the great lawn
stretching east down to the orchards and beyond. The
lawn is a prime example of the Romantic Landscapes
invented and realized in the Hudson Valley. On your
visit to Montgomery Place, bring a picnic and enjoy
a peaceful lunch under the trees at one of the many
picnic tables scattered around. Or spread a quilt
on the lawn and relax in the dappled shade of the
Surrounding the lawn are
all the parts of the estate waiting for you to stroll
and enjoy. Take a slow and peaceful walk through the
famous gardens and greenhouses, tour the house or
walk the trails and roads down towards the river or
through the woods. Sample the jams and baked goods
at the orchard, purchase special treasures at the
gift shop or just laze around the grounds enjoying
At various times of the
year, Montgomery Place hosts festivals and fairs out
on the great lawn. From antiques to Hudson Valley
wines, enjoy yourself at these festive outdoors events.
Located in Annandale-on-Hudson in northern Dutchess
County, Montgomery place is an ideal destination to
discover the beauty and majesty of the Hudson Valley.