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Summer Fun: Travel Back in Time an Exciting Living Museum



Something new and fun to do every day this summer in the Hudson Valley

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With a trip to 
Museum Village, you can travel back in time without having to leave the Hudson Valley! This open-air historical museum re-creates life in the 19th century, complete with a blacksmith, candle shop, schoolhouse, and Harry, one of only three full mastodon skeletons in the whole world. You can spend an entire day living like your ancestors, and still make it home in time to cook a modern dinner.


Read about great ways to prepare for your trip, things to bring, terms you should know and even an awesome Homemade Butter Recipe to do at home on HVP's Complete Field Trip Guide to Museum Village (Download a copy for your family!)


Museum Village also hosts a number of great events throughout the year including the upcoming and very popular Civil War Re-enactment days. Visit our events calendar for more info!


The Civil War re-enactment is Museum Village’s premier event of the year. The living historians gather in authentic dress and with a Victorian view on society and war play a unique portrayal of civilian life and war was like during the Civil War. Families are invited to walk through the authentic buildings, meet with historic figures of the time period including President Lincoln and Harriet Tubman and interact with the troops and civilians. 

Museum Village is open Thursday- Sunday 11am-4pm.

Regular Admission is $15 adults; $13 Seniors; $10 children; Under 4 is Free.
Active military and veterans admission is also free.




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