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?
Martin Van Buren is the only president for whom English is a second language. He was raised in a community where Dutch was more common than English reflecting New York’s beginning as a colony of Holland. As a boy he spoke Dutch at home with his parents, siblings, and throughout the Village of Kinderhook.