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Sun 30 Dec
Holiday Whodunit Family Program
Sunday, December 30, 2018 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Children become detectives to solve a “history mystery.” Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find whodunit. Arrive anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm and plan for about an hour visit. Cost: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors/Students; Children 12 & under are free.
Wed 26 Dec
Kids Craft Workshop: Make A Mouse House
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 until Friday, December 28, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:30am to 12pm. Mistletoe Mouse has inhabited the mansion at Christmastime for many years. For these workshops, children ages 6-10 tour the house briefly to see mouse houses on display, then use craft materials to build their own mouse house to take home. An adult must accompany child; reservations required by calling (845) 889-8851, ext. 300. Cost: $8/child or $15/family (up to 3 children)
Registration: Required
Sun 23 Dec
Holiday Whodunit Family Program
Sunday, December 23, 2018 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Children become detectives to solve a “history mystery.” Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find whodunit. Arrive anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm and plan for about an hour visit. Cost: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors/Students; Children 12 & under are free.
Fri 21 Dec
Evening Hours at the Mansion
Friday, December 21, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Spend a festive evening at the fully-decorated mansion with costumed guides, live caroling by the Christmas Belles, a craft activity and gift shopping. Cost: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors/Students, Children age 12 & under free.

Sun 16 Dec
Holiday Whodunit Family Program
Sunday, December 16, 2018 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Children become detectives to solve a “history mystery.” Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find whodunit. Arrive anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm and plan for about an hour visit. Cost: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors/Students; Children 12 & under are free.
Fri 14 Dec
Paper Quilling Workshop: Make an Ornament
Friday, December 14, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Participants can take a brief tour of the decorated mansion before this introductory class on making a paper-quilled ornament. Materials will be supplied, and everyone will receive a quilling tool to keep. Refreshments served. A great activity for friends or parents and teens (age 12+). Reservations required by calling (845) 889-8851, ext. 300. Cost: $15; $12 for Friends of Mills Mansion
Registration: Required
Wed 12 Dec
Children’s Story Hour & Holiday Craft
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Pre-school age children are invited to gather around the Christmas tree and listen to stories read by Staatsburg Children's' Librarian, Lisa Prentiss, and then make a holiday craft. Reservations required by calling (845) 889-8851, ext. 300. Cost: Free

Registration: Required
Fri 23 Nov
A GILDED AGE CHRISTMAS
Friday, November 23, 2018 until Monday, December 31, 2018
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Enjoy lavish turn-of-the-century style holiday decorations while touring the mansion. Cost: $8/Adults, $6/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.

  • Noon – 4pm on Nov. 23 – Dec. 23, Thursday – Sunday
  • Noon– 4pm on Dec. 26 – 31, Wednesday – Monday
  • Closed December 24 and 25

Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present A Gilded Age Christmas, featuring lavish decorations, special programs, and extended hours during school vacation. The mansion’s decorations are done in turn-of-the-century style, recreating the atmosphere of holidays long-ago in one of the great estates of the Hudson Valley.

Staatsburgh will open for the holiday season on Friday, November 23. Touring hours will be Thursday through Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m. through December 31. The site will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Site admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors; children 12 and younger are free.

In addition, Staatsburgh will have special evening hours on Friday December 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In the last week of December, the site will be open Wednesday through Sunday, December 26 – 31, from Noon to 4 p.m.

Staatsburgh’s museum shop will be open during all touring hours. Often cited as among the best museum gift shops in the Hudson Valley, the shop features a unique array of jewelry, books, scarves, keepsakes and gifts.