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Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
5157 Route 67
Walloomsac, NY 12090
  (518) 860-9094

This is a great historic site to host a fun family picnic and discover the history of this significant battlefield.   The facilities offer game fields, interpretive panels, and more.

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Clermont State Historic Site
One Clermont Avenue
Germantown, NY 12526
  (518) 537-4240

Clermont State Historic Site was the Hudson River seat of NY's politically and socially prominent Livingston Family. The site offers tours, educational programs and a variety of special events. The grounds are open year-round for hiking and picnicking.

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Clinton House State Historic Site
549 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
  (845) 471-1630

The Clinton House is a 18th-century Georgian stone building that was named for George Clinton, who served as the first Governor of New York and fourth Vice-President of the United States.  Primarily a research library, the site is also used for the Dutchess County Historical Society.

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Crailo State Historic Site
9 1/2 Riverside Avenue
Rensselaer, NY 12144
  (518) 463-8738

Crailo today tells the story of the early Dutch inhabitants of the upper Hudson Valley through interpretive exhibits highlighting archeological finds from the Albany Fort Orange excavations. Visitors will find interactive programing, guided tours, and a gift shop.

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Crown Point State Historic Site
21 Grandview Drive
Crown Point, NY 12928
  (518) 597-4666

A view from any angle of this magnificent fort is breathtaking. Visitors are encouraged to tour and discover the original ruins of the 18th-century structures.  Watch the story of Crown Point on the new video presentation & interactive exhibits.

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Darwin Martin House State Historic Site
125 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14214
  (716) 856-3858

Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed this praire style estate and a Buffalo icon a seminal work of his career.  The tour includes a spectacular main house, conservatory, garage-stable, and a dramatic new visitor center.

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Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
690 Route 9W
Fort Montgomery, NY 10922
  (845) 446-2134

The past comes alive at the Fort with living history demonstrations of artillery, musketry, music and camp life activities. A spectacular view of the Hudson River can be seen from the Grand Battery, where the cannon is fired for special events.

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Fort Ontario State Historic Site
1 East Fourth Street
Oswego, NY 13126
  (315) 343-4711

Explore this impressive 19th-century fort that overlooks the Oswego River and Lake Ontario. Experience the magnificent views as you discover the history of this restored star-shaped fort in its 1868-1872 appearance.

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Ganondagan State Historic Site
7000 County Rd 41
Victor, NY 14564
  (585) 924-5848

Discover the vibrant history and culture of the Seneca. Highlights include a full size replica of a long house, trails, guided tours and special events througout the year.

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Grant Cottage State Historic Site
1000 Mt McGregor Rd
Wilton, NY 12831
  (518) 587-8277

This great Adirondack cottage with magnificent views of the mountains & nature at its best is where General Ulysses S. Grant died. Guests walk the spacious porch for the view and tour the 4 room cottage.

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Herkimer Home State Historic Site
200 State Route 169
Little Falls, NY 13365
  (315) 823-0398

Experience this estate that once belonged to the courageous Revolutionary War hero, General Nicholas Herkimer. Visitors can discover the grandness of this Georgian-style mansion that once stood on the colonial frontier.

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Hyde Hall State Historic Site
267 Glimmerglass State Park Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326
  (607) 547-5098

This 50 room country estate was one of the largest domestic structures built in the U.S. between the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Located just outside of Cooperstown.

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Jay Heritage Center
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580
  (914) 698-9275
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John Brown Farm State Historic Site
115 John Brown Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
  (518) 523-3900

High in New York State's Adirondack Mountains is the home and grave of abolitionist John Brown. Special programs include civil war encampments and musical performances.

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John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site
1067 Burroughs Memorial Rd.
Roxbury, NY 12474
  (518) 827-6111

The last resting place of this famous literary naturalist overlooks a quiet field surrounded by magnificent views of the Catskill Mountains where he made his home and was first inspired by the unspoiled beauties of the woods, fields, and mountains.

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John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
400 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536
  (914) 232-5651

The home is nestled in the rolling Westchester countryside, this gracious estate of John Jay, one of America's principal Founding Fathers. Come hear the family story as you tour this beautifully furnished estate restored to an 1820's appearance.

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Johnson Hall State Historic Site
139 Hall Avenue
Johnstown, NY 12095
  (518) 762-8712

Explore the grounds and gardens of this impressive estate that once bustled with activity as Sir William Johnson's home and business.  Come discover the unique structures that help tell the story of Johnson Hall.

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Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
289 Forge Hill Road
Vails Gate, NY 12584
  (845) 561-5498

Explore how the Ellison's and other families of the mid-Hudson Valley lived 200 years ago. See this Georgian estate ,remains of a mill, with traces of the underground raceway, and at this former military headquarters of major General Knox during the Revolutionary War.

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Lorenzo State Historic Site
17 Rippleton Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035
  (315) 655-3200

Enjoy special events and tours at Lorenzo, an estate occupied by 5 generations of the Lincklaen/Ledyard family.  Located in the charming villiage of Cazenovia.

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National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
374 Temple Hill Road Route 300
New Windsor, NY 12584
  (845) 561-1765

Visitors can search for Purple Heart recipients in the Roll of Honor, listen to interviews with Purple Heart recipients and learn about the sacrifices of America's military men and women.

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New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
374 Temple Hill Road
New Windsor, NY 12553
  (845) 561-1765

Visitors will enjoy re-enactors in full costume demonstrating musket drills, blacksmithing, military medicine and camp life activities. The Cantonment is also home to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.

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Olana State Historic Site
5720 Route 9-G
Hudson, NY 12534
  (518) 828-0135

Guests enjoy guided and self-guided tours of Olana, a masterpiece created by Frederic Church, renowned American artists of the Hudson River School. The landscapes with panoramic vistas of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, like the house, were designed by Church. 

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Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
15 Walnut Street (Park Office)
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
  (914) 693-5259

Discover the landscapes and landmarks along the 26 mile portion of Old Croton. Aquaduct opened in 1842 to bring fresh water to NYC.  The scenic path over the underground aqueduct winds through urban centers and small communities providing a variety of recreation.

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Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site
Fort Niagara State Park
Youngstown, NY 14174
  (716) 745-7611

Take in the views of the Niagara River. From the oldest structure on the Great Lakes, explore the fort that experienced many military conflicts, then enjoy the visitor center, and see re-enactments of its many wars and other special programming.

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Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site
7801 New York 69
Oriskany, NY 13424
  (315) 655-3200

A significant turning point in the War of Independence, the battle fought on August 6, 1777, has been described as one of the bloodiest of the war. Explore the grounds on which soldiers fought so bravely to establish freedom.

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Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
29 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
  (914) 965-4027

Tour this urban estate or come to one of the special events that take place here. A popular Community Gallery was created at Philipse Manor Hall to display materials which support the Manor Hall's programs and services and relate to the local community.

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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
  (516) 922-9200

Visit the former Gold Coast estate of the Coe family. The Tudor Revival opens for guided tours.  Sample the lifestyle of the 1920s; see stunning craftsmanship and impressive collections of furnishings paintings, and gardens. A truly unique experience

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Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site
504 W. Main Street
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685
  (315) 646-3634

Following the outbreak of war between the United States and Great Britain in June 1812, Sackets Harbor became the center of American naval and military activity for the upper St. Lawrence Valley and Lake Ontario.  

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Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
129 Schoharie Street
Fort Hunter, NY 12069
  (518) 829-7516

Enjoy many special events here like live music and interactive learning at Schoharie Crossing.  Discover the stories and the wonders of the Erie Canal at your leisure through the new tour by cell.

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Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
32 Catherine Street
Albany, NY 12202
  (518) 434-0834

This Albany mansion was home to Philip J. Schuyler, a Revolutionary War general, US Senator, and a businessman. Guests are part of a guided tour of the mansion focusing on Philip Schuyler's life. Also, the site Alexander Hamilton's wedding to Elizabeth.

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Senate House State Historic Site
296 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
  (845) 338-2786

Visit New York's first state capital and explore the house that was the place for the newly formed state senate.  See the impressive collection of 18th-and19th-century art and furnishings at the museum.  Experience the live action at special events.

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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
151 Charlotte Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
  (585) 394-4922

This 50 acre estate in the heart of the Finger Lakes features glorious gardens, a stately mansion, the Lord and Burnham greenhouse complex and gorgeous views of Canandaigua Lake.

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Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Old Post Road
Staatsburg, NY 12580
  (845) 889-8851

This elegant mansion restored to its turn-of-the-century appearance, is open for tours of the house and grounds.  Experience some of the many special events that take place throughout the year at this Hudson Valley gem.

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Steuben Memorial State Historic Site
9941 Starr Hill Rd.
Remsen, NY 13438
  (315) 655-3200

Journey back in time to this18th-century country retreat of Baron von Steuben, a key player in the Revolutionary War, and see a replica of the log cabin he used to summer after the war.

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Stonewall Inn State Historic Site
53 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
  (212) 668-2577
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Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
44 Battlefield Rd.
Stony Point, NY 10980
  (845) 786-2521

Participate in reenactments highlighting 18th- century military life, including cannon firings, and cooking demonstrations. Visit the site of the Battle of Stony Point, one of the last Revolutionary War battles in the eastern colony.

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Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
246 Old Walt Whitman Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746
  (631) 427-5240

Explore the interpretive center which includes more than 100 portraits, original letters, manuscripts, and artifacts. Experience the on-site activities including guided tours, a film, gift shop/bookstore and a scenic picnic area.

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Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
84 Liberty St.
Newburgh, NY 12551
  (845) 562-1195

Experience this 18th-century stone house that was used by General George Washington as he brought the Revolutionary war to a close. Enjoy costumed interpreters and special events including cannon and musket firing. 

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