Tours Begin Monday May 19, 2014.
Several recent publications have incorrectly indicated that tours resume the weekend of April 19 & 20. The park grounds are open year round from 7:00am to sunset, but tours will not resume until Monday May 19.
The Society operates several historic sites as well as a museum and library. Sites include the James Vanderpoel House of History and the Luykas Van Alen House where you can also visit the Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse. Call or check their web site for current exhibits, hours and tour schedules. 1 mile
Shaker Museum - Mount Lebabnon
For 160 years, from 1787 to 1947, the Shakers at Mount Lebanon led the largest and most successful utopian communal society in America. 27 miles
Olana is the home of famed Hudson River School painter Frederic Church. 20 miles
The home of seven generations of the Livingston family including Robert R. Livingston who helped to draft the Declaration of Independence. The world's first successful steamboat was invented here. 25 miles
Tent and trailer campsites and cabin camping facilities. Beaches, picnic areas, boat launch rowboat, paddleboat and kayak rentals, recreation hall and showers. 25 miles
Did You Know?
That Abraham Van Buren, the President's oldest son, was introduced to his future wife Angelica Singleton of South Carolina, by her cousin Dolly Madison.