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Bannerman Castle
Business Type: American Revolution
Beacon, 12508
Dutchess County
(845)831-6346
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The Scottish style castle on the Hudson River was built in the early 1900s when purchased by David Bannerman. 2 hour cruise around the island on the "Pride of the Hudson" tour boat. Historic lecture. An "On-Island" guided tour of Bannerman Island on "The Pollepel."

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Open May thru October

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First Reformed Church
Business Type: American Revolution
31 Regency Drive
Wappingers Falls, 12590
Dutchess County
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Congregation dating to 1716. The original 1731 building was the meeting place for the New York Provincial Congress and a prison during the Revolutionary War.

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Open by appointment only.

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First Reformed Church of Fishkill
Business Type: American Revolution
1153 Main Street
Fishkill, 12524
Dutchess County
(845)896-9836
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Our founding fathers came from the Netherlands in 1628. We are the oldest Protestant denomination with a continuous ministry in America. Our church in Fishkill was organized in 1716 and our present structure was begun in 1725. It was used by the New York Provincial Congress in 1776-1777 and served briefly as a prison during the Revolutionary War. Though our origin is Dutch, our present church family represents a wide variety of denominational backgrounds and comes from all areas of the country. Tours by appointment or visit when we are open.

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Glebe House
Business Type: American Revolution
635 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, 12601
Dutchess County
(845)454-0605
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The 1767 house has been restored to represent a modest home of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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Open by appointment only.

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Jan Van Deusen House
Business Type: American Revolution
Main Street
Hurley, 12443
Ulster County
(845)331-8852
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Colonial meeting place when Hurley served as the temporary State Capitol after Kingston was burned in 1777.

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John Kane House
Business Type: American Revolution
126 East Main Street
Pawling, 12564
Dutchess County
(845)855-9316
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Served as George Washington's headquarters in 1778. Repository for past and present local history, including a replica of the village in 1948 with moving trains.The Lowell Thomas room focuses on the life of the radio pioneer and world traveler.

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Open mid-May thru mid-October, Saturday & Sunday 2-4pm or by appointment.

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Madam Brett Homestead
Business Type: American Revolution
50 Van Nydeck Avenue
Beacon, 12508
Dutchess County
(845)831-6533
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Built in 1709, Dutchess County's oldest homestead. 17 rooms of furnishings, porcelain, paintings, books, tools and gardens. Owned for seven generations by the Brett family.

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Open monthly April to December on the second Saturday from 1 to 4pm and by appointment. Grounds open daily dawn to dusk.

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Oblong Friends Meeting House
Business Type: American Revolution
Meeting House Road
Pawling, 12564
Dutchess County
(845)855-9316
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Located a Quaker Hill. Original 1764 Quaker meeting house served as a hospital for Washington's troops in 1778.

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Open mid-May thru mid-October, Saturday & Sunday 2-4pm or by appointment.

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Senate House and Museum
Business Type: American Revolution
312 Fair Street
Kingston, 12401
Ulster County
(845)338-2786
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State Historic Site - While serving as a supply center for the Continental Army, Kingston was burned in 1777. One of the sites burned was the original Senate House building, where the newly formed Convention of Representatives of the State of New York met. The Senate House was rebuilt in 1778 and became the meeting place of first New York State Senate. Museum contains historical exhibits and paintings. Open mid April thru October on Wednesdays thru Saturdays from 10 to 5 and Sundays from 1 to 5. Group tours year round by advanced appointment.

Hours of Operation
Mid-April to October on Wednesdays to Saturdays 10am to 5pm, Sundays 1-5pm. October & November on weekends.

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Van Wyck Homestead Museum
Business Type: American Revolution
504 Rouote 9
Fishkill, 12524
Dutchess County
(845)896-9560
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1732 Dutch Colonial homestead & Revolutionary War headquarters 1777-83. Hudson Valley portraits, changing exhibits and events.

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Open Memorial Day thru October, weekends 1-4pm and by appointment.

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Volunteer Firemen's Hall and Museum
Business Type: American Revolution
265 Fair Street
Kingston, 12401
Ulster County
(845)331-0866
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The Volunteer Firemen's Hall and Museum of Kingston was organized on January 18, 1980 by the seven volunteer fire companies and the Exempt Association of Kingston. The founders of the Museum were charged with the responsibility of establishing a museum to preserve and protect the many firemanic artifacts that were not being properly cared for or displayed and of establishing a meeting hall of the various volunteer fire organizations in the Kingston area that did not have a permanent home.

On March 6, 1981 a lease was signed with the City of Kingston for the Wiltwyck Fire Station. The building, build in 1857, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In August of 1981, the second floor meeting hall was opened for the use of the volunteer fire organizations.

In March of 1981, the Museum received a provisional charter from the New York State Department of Education as a not for profit corporation to operate a fire museum. A permanent charter was granted on May 24, 1985. The Museum was opened to the public on April 2, 1982.

The Museum

Visit our 1857 Fire Station and let yourself drift back to the late eighteen hundreds as you view the old meeting hall of the Wiltwyck Hose Company. The parlor is furnished with chairs and sofas of black walnut, upholstered with leather. The furniture is ornately decorated with hand carve trim. You can see the company's initials on each piece. There is also a working player piano. Almost all fire company parlors had a piano for entertainment. You will also see antique pictures of the members as well as other pieces of memorabilia often found in the parlor of a volunteer fire company. This facility contains the lore of one of the most romantic and colorful eras of American history.

Kingston's Fire Department can trace its origin back to 1754 when a fire engine was ordered form England at a cost not to exceed eighty pounds. It was not until the spring of 1757 that the crude engine was received. The fire engine did its job well until, on October 16, 1777, it was consumed by fire when British soldiers burned the village of Kingston.

As you tour the Museum you will find a collection of old prints, books and documents bearing testimony to the Valor of the "Vamps" as the earliest firefighters in this nation were called. In addition to a working fire alarm system the Museum also houses a parade carriage, several motorized apparatus, an extensive collection of fire convention badges dating back to the 1800;s and a collection of souvenir mugs.

The Museum is located one block from the New York Senate House and Museum. Admission is FREE. The Museum is open the first weekend in April thru the last weekend in October. April thru October Fridays 11am-3pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm. June thru August Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 11am-3pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm.

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