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5 historical places to visit

1. Museum Village
1010 State Rte. 17M
Monroe, NY

Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $13, children 4-12 $10, children under 4 free, active and retired military are also free.

Hours: Open Thursday through Sunday from 11am-4pm. 

Hands-on historical exhibits and a real Mastodon skeleton – one of three in the world!

In order to facilitate proper social distancing, face coverings must be worn inside the buildings (if you do not own a mask one will be provided to you upon your arrival), and 6-foot social distancing is required.

2.The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
9 Norton Rd.
Red Hook, NY

Hours: Museum is open daily May1-October 1, from 10am to 5pm. Air shows are on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 4pm.

Admission: Museum admission: Children ages 5 and under are free, youth ages 6 to 17 $8, adults $12. Airshow and museum admission: Children ages 5 and under are free, youth ages 6-17 $8, adults $12, seniors 65+ $8, military (active or retired) $8.

Flights in the biplanes last approximately 15 minutes and cost $100 per person. Weekend airshows feature restored and replica antique airplanes zooming in the skies above. Come early or stay late to see the museum that houses many vintage aviation and other items.

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3. Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY

Hours: Open Friday through Monday for outdoor admission and programming from 9am to 5pm from mid-April through December.

Admission: Gardens and grounds including the Woodland Trail: Adults $12, children (ages 5 and up) $6, children (5 and under) free, seniors $10. Advance reservations are encouraged.

Explore the herb garden and orangery, the apple orchard, the rose garden and take a nature walk through the Woodland Trail of Discovery. 

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4. USS Slater
Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
Broadway and Quay
Albany, NY

Hours: Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 4pm from early April through Sunday, November 28, 2021.

Admission: Adults $9, children ages 6 to 14 $7, children 5 and under free with family, seniors 65+ $8.

The USS Slater is the last of the Destroyer Escorts that helped to protect U.S. fleets during World War II. Veteran tour guides lead visitors into the watch stations, battle stations and living compartments of the sailors. Tours begin approximately every 30 minutes and last about one hour. Visit the ship’s website for interesting activities you can do with your children to prepare for the visit.  

5. West Point Museum
2110 New South Post Rd.
West Point, NY

Hours: Open daily from 9:30am to 4:15pm

Admission: Free to all.

The West Point Museum is our oldest federal museum. Visitors can view the actual weapons, uniforms and memorabilia of American soldiers from the 17th century to the present as well as military artifacts from around the world. A visit to the West Point Museum is truly a journey through history itself.

If you like these, you’ll love these historic hot spots:
1. Fort Ticonderoga
2. Hyde Park Railroad Station Museum
3. Mount Gulian Historic Site
4.Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site