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Roxbury, New York

Roxbury revisits the Gilded Age every Labor Day weekend.

Roxbury, New York

Roxbury, New York, birthplace of railroad magnate Jay Gould and naturalist John Burroughs, has retained its 19th century feel in places such as Kirkside Park, the 1872 train depot, the Gould mansion, and maple-lined Main Street. The entire hamlet is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and now, aided by Preserve America grants, has created an immersive heritage tourism program. Visitors arrive via the Delaware & Ulster “Railride into Yesteryear” and can stay to participate in year round cultural events. An ever-growing cadre of secondary school docents help bring the program to life for 5,000 visitors each year.

Photo: Roxbury revisits the Gilded Age every Labor Day weekend.
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