Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson

in Museums, Parks/Outdoor

525 S Riverside Ave, Croton On Hudson, NY 10520, (914) 271-8981
At Van Cortlandt Manor, explore the stone manor house and brick ferry house, wander through the heritage gardens, and stroll down a quiet country road along the Croton River. There, you`ll experience the domestic life of a patriot family living in the years just after the American Revolution – the New Nation period. Costumed guides demonstrate and invite visitors to try their own hands at blacksmithing, brick making, open-hearth cooking, spinning, weaving, and other crafts and tasks of the period. These activities and a lively program of special events help bring the past to life. Enter the manor house and see an extraordinary collection of furnishings from the colonial and federal periods, in their original setting. Downstairs hear about one of the largest and best-equipped colonial kitchens in America and see samples of 18th-century medicines and foodways. At the Ferry House, built before 1750, find a rural tavern that offered food, drink, and lodging to travelers along the Albany Post Road. As you walk through the gardens, you`ll find a remarkable array of flowers, vegetables, and herbs available to American gardeners in the late 18th century.  Visit www.hudsonvalley.org