Our Rich Heritage
A storied past comes alive everywhere you go in Putnam County.
We have historic castles abounding, built by some of America's leading industrialists in the nineteenth century. We have many homes and properties on the National Historic Register, many great old Victorian homes as well as Colonial Inns, Churches and Monasteries. Our historic towns have charming old parks and cemeteries and even old railbeds that have been converted into bike trails.
Preservation is important to us, as our history helped shape New York's and America's history.
Tilly Foster Farm
The public is welcome to partake in various passive recreational activities at Tilly Foster Farm: Hiking, Picnicking, Winter Snowshoeing and Fishing.
Address: 100 Route 312, Brewster, NY 10509
Phone: (845) 279-2103
Manitoga-The Russel Wright Design Center
Manitoga's mission is to preserve the legacy of pioneer designer Russel Wright, his home, landscape, products, archives and philosophy and share them with professionals and the public.
Manitoga is the only 20th century modern homesite open to the public in New York, and one of few on the east coast. Wright considered it his most important creative effort. In 2006, Manitoga was named a National Historic Landmark.
Address: 584 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524
Phone: (845) 424-3812
Stonecrop Gardens is located in Cold Spring, New York and was originally the home of Anne and Frank Cabot. Stonecrop became a public garden in 1992 under the direction of Caroline Burgess.
The display gardens cover an area of approximately 12 acres and comprise a diverse collection of gardens and plants including woodland and water gardens, a grass garden, raised alpine stone beds, cliff rock gardens, and an enclosed English-style flower garden. Additional features include a Conservatory, display Alpine House, Pit House with an extensive collection of choice dwarf bulbs, and systematic order beds representing over 50 plant families.
Address: 81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring , NY 10516
Phone: (845) 265-2405
Putnam County History Museum
The purpose of the society is to collect, preserve, and present to the public historical and cultural materials pertaining to Putnam County, especially the Philipstown area, the West Point Foundry, and the Hudson Highlands. To fulfill this mission, the society maintains and administers the Foundry School Museum and a research library. The museum organizes changing exhibitions, with accompanying catalogues, and provides educational programming for the public.
Address: 63 Chestnut St, Cold Spring , NY 10516
Phone: (845) 265-4010
Boscobel House & Gardens
Boscobel is open April through December every day except: Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The museum and grounds are closed to the public January, February and March.
Hours-April through October 9:30am-5pm (last tour begins at 4pm)
November and December 9:30am-4pm (last tour begins at 3pm)
Address: 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524
Phone: (845) 265-3638
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to producing the plays of Shakespeare with an economy of style that focuses energy and resources on script, actors and audience. We perform in a specifically designed theater tent on the grounds of Boscobel, a federal mansion, sited on the banks of the Hudson River. The grounds are open for picnicking 2 hours before the show, so come and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery which becomes the backdrop to the productions. We well as a main summer season of 3 plays under one tent at Boscobel, we also produce fall and holiday productions and our acclaimed education program operates all year round.
Address: 140 Main St, Cold Spring , NY 10516
Phone: Box Office Phone Number (845) 265-9575
The Friars of the Atonement maintain an active schedule of events and activities all based upon a dedicated effort to share our Charisma and Ministries with all who are drawn both to our works, and ultimately to the work of God.
Address: 1350 Route 9, Garrison, NY 10524
Phone: (845) 424-3671
Walter Brewster House
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Tours and other special events are offered throughout the year, with special holiday activities. Call for more information.
Address: 43 Oak St, Brewster, NY 10509
Phone: (845) 279-7428
Constitution Island Tours
Tours leave from the Cold Spring Metro North station.
Public Tours are at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tours are approximately 2 1/4 hours in duration.onstitution Island is part of West Point, the United States Military Academy, a National Registered Landmark. The Island is most famous for the Great Chain that was placed across the Hudson during the Revolutionary War and the Warner family who lived on the Island during the 19th century.
Address: , Cold Spring, NY 10516
Phone: (845) 446-8676
Chuang Yen Monastery
The Monastery, as the home of Buddhist Association of the United States, is situated on 225 acres of and in the Town of Kent, Putnam County, New York State. In November 1975, BAUS leased 125 acres of land in Putnam County, NY.
Address: Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: (845) 225-1819 Ext 103