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Travel back in time to these 5 historic sites



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1. Museum Village
1010 State Rte. 17M
Monroe, NY
845-782-8248
MuseumVillage.org

Admission: Adults $12, children 4-12 $8, children under 4 free.

Hours: Open Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm. Open Tuesday through Friday starting in July.

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

2.The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
9 Norton Rd.
Red Hook, NY
845-752-3200
OldRhinebeck.org

Hours: Museum is open daily 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 $12, adults $25.

Flights in the biplanes last approximately 15 minutes and cost $75 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
845-265-3638
Boscobel.org

Hours: Open every day except Tuesday from 9:30am to 5pm from mid-April through December.

Admission: Gardens and grounds plus exhibition: Adults $11, children (ages 5 and up) $5, children (5 and under) free, families of four $30. House, gardens and grounds plus exhibition: Adults $17, children (5 and up) $8, children (under 5) $8, families of four $45.

Explore the herb garden and orangery, the apple orchard, the rose garden and take a nature walk through the Woodland Trail of Discovery. Second Saturdays of the month feature family-friendly programs that include games, crafts, flashlight tours of the mansion and a snack.

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4. USS Slater
Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
Broadway and Quay
Albany, NY
518-431-1943
USSSlater.org

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

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

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 20 minutes and last about 90 minutes. 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
845-938-3590
USMA.edu/Museum

Hours: Open daily from 10:30am 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

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