The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area does not own or operate any of the sites listed below. They are owned and managed by the organizations listed in the site descriptions. Please call ahead for special accommodation needs or with any questions about their sites.
Freedom & Dignity
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor collects, preserves and shares the stories of the men and women in America's armed forces who have been awarded the Purple Heart.
Founded in 1848, Oakwood is one of America's largest rural cemeteries, commanding a spectacular panoramic view of the Hudson Valley. Oakwood is the final resting place of many of the area's most prominent citizens, including "Uncle Sam" Wilson, progenitor of the famous Uncle Sam icon.
The first permanent settlement of the United Society of Believers in the Second Coming of Christ – the utopian religious sect commonly known as the Shakers – was established here in 1776 by “Mother” Ann Lee and seven disciples from England.