Events

The mid-Hudson and Capital District regions in NYS are now in Phase IV reopening and some sites are reopening with limited hours and tours. Please call the individual sites directly to inquire about the events listed below.

Christmas with the Ellisons at Knox's Headquarters

Dec 12, 2020, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Location: 289 Forge Hill Road Vails Gate, NY 12584 Holiday tour of the headquarters. Free admission. More...

Victorian Nutting Party

Oct 10, 2020, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Location: 87 Clermont Ave Germantown, NY 12526 Celebrate a classic autumn harvest like the Victorians did! More...

Open House at Knox's Headquarters

Dec 27, 2020, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: 289 Forge Hill Road Vails Gate, NY 12584 Tour the elegant 1754 historic house decorated for the season in 18th century fashion. Free admission. More...

Wassail, Wassail all over the Town at Knox's Headquarters

Dec 19, 2020, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Location: 289 Forge Hill Road Vails Gate, NY 12584 Holiday tours. Free admission. More...
1741 Mesier Homestead Historic Site Open for Guided Tours - Discover the History!

1741 Mesier Homestead Historic Site Open for Guided Tours - Discover the History!

Aug 26, 2020, 10:30 AM to Oct 31, 2020 Location: 2 Spring Street, Wappingers Falls NY 12590 Come learn about the early history of the Mesier Homestead, beginning in 1741 when a Dutchman and his son settled here, built the first stone house in the village and developed mills along the Wappingers Creek. Discover the story of Peter Mesier, a Tory loyalist, his store and the Wappingers Tea Party of 1777. Explore the Victorian Era-styled rooms of the Homestead and their displays of local antiquities, and see a portion of our collection of Native American artifacts. More...

Your Excellency's Dog kennel at Mount Vernon is as good a Quarter as that I am now in at Edmonston House

Nov 11, 2020, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Location: 1042 Route 94 New Windsor, NY 12553 Meet Saratoga victor and New Windsor Cantonment commander Major General Horatio Gates. Free admission. More...

It was dark back then at Knox's Headquarters

Oct 24, 2020, 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM Location: 289 Forge Hill Road Vails Gate, NY 12584 The eerie night-cloaked grounds of the 1754 Ellison house serves as a stage for this theatrical presentation. Free admission, but reservations required. Beginning October 1 call (845) 561-1765 X22 for reservations. More...