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//Historic Sites

Get LGBT recommendations for historic sites, mansions, estates, buildings and architecture to visit in upstate New York.

20 Jul, 2015

Staatsburgh State Historic Site

July 20th, 2015|Categories: Historic Sites, Things to See|Tags: |

Visit the 79-room Gilded Age mansion of financier and philanthropist Ogden Mills and his socially prominent wife Ruth Livingston Mills. See the elegant rooms, discover their lavish lifestyle, and learn about the staff that helped run this magnificent estate. Staatsburgh State Historic Site is open for walk-in tours Thursday through Sunday from 11am-5pm from April [...]

16 May, 2013

Depuy Canal House

May 16th, 2013|Categories: Historic Sites, Restaurants|

“One of the most romantic restaurants in the Hudson Valley” (Newsday) The Depuy Canal House Restaurant is the studio where Chef John Novi creates food as art. For more than 40 years he has defined American cuisine as he has continually reinvented seasonal, locally and sustainably grown menus. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you can [...]

2 Apr, 2013

First Lutheran Church of Albany

April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Historic Sites, Spiritual|

Join us at First Lutheran Church of Albany, the oldest Lutheran congregation in North America, founded in 1649. We are a welcoming and affirming congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Sunday worship begins at 10:00 AM. Adult Sunday School at 9:00 AM. We celebrate the holy eucharist every Sunday and EVERYONE is welcome [...]

2 Apr, 2013

Mansion Historic District, Albany

April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Historic Sites|

Visit Albany's historic Mansion Neighborhood, home of the New York State Governor's Mansion. Explore our narrow streets of charming rowhouses from the 1800s to the 1900s, visit our many fine restaurants and the recently-restored historic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Located just south of downtown Albany, the Mansion Neighborhood is a stones throw from the [...]

21 Mar, 2013

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

March 21st, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture, Historic Sites|

Let our guides transport you back to the Gilded Age and experience the unparalleled beauty of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s historic house and gardens. Tour the house and gardens, enjoy lunch on the terrace, shop in the book store, or just relax and enjoy the surroundings. Live music Friday and Saturday evenings in July and [...]

8 Feb, 2013

Warwick Historical Society

February 8th, 2013|Categories: Historic Sites, Special Events|Tags: , , , |

The Warwick Historical Society would like to offer its beautifully restored Old School Baptist Meeting House built in 1810 to same sex couples of any denomination to get married in. It is truly one of the most unique and historic places to get married in the Hudson Valley. Adjacent Lewis Park is perfect for a [...]

22 Mar, 2011

Locust Grove: The Samuel Morse Historic Estate

March 22nd, 2011|Categories: Historic Sites, Outdoors, Things to Do, Things to See|Tags: |

The Locust Grove Estate has been making history in the Hudson Valley for more than two centuries.  Nearly 100 acres of land, farmed by the Livingston family since the 1700’s, formed the nucleus of a property acquired by Samuel F. B. Morse in 1847.  Morse spent more than 25 years at Locust Grove, shaping his [...]