Museums are a place where guests can learn about the building, historical site and those who played a role in developing and maintaining its area. They’re a great way of learning about what took place in time and relate it to how it influenced the community today.

The Hudson Valley has a wide variety of museums to explore.

What Museums Have You Explored In The Hudson Valley?

I've had the opportunity to explore a variety of different museums in the Hudson Valley. I enjoyed Opus 40, who some would say is a museum and others would claim it's also a sculpture park in Saugerties, NY.

The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History is also very interesting, located in the historic district of Kingston, NY. The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site was fun to explore and see how she lived in her cottage in Hyde Park, NY.

Down the road from The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site is Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site which is worth visiting both on the same day.

The Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site was fascinating to explore and to also learn about in Hyde Park, NY.

The National Park Service mentioned that guests can explore the, 

"Vanderbilt property from European settlement in the seventeenth century to present day."

Have You Been To This Groovy Hudson Valley Museum Before?

One of my favorite museums in the Hudson Valley is the Museum at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY. This museum highlights the 1960's and 1970's along with the 1969 Woodstock Museum Festival which took place on the present day of Bethel Woods. Different exhibits, props and a movie theater are at the Museum at Bethel Woods.

Hudson Valley museums will soon be offering free admission.

Hudson Valley Museums Offering Free Admission For Limited Time

On June 21, 2024, Sullivan County, NY Government made a post on social media. They recommended that history buffs and Hudson Valley residents to mark their calendars. Free admission will take place at museums in the Sullivan County, NY area.

The Sullivan County Museum Weekend will take place on July 27, 2024 and July 28, 2024. During this time,  guests will be able to explore certain museums within Sullivan County, NY for free. This event is from 12pm until 4pm at participating museums.

What Museums Are Offering Free Admission In Sullivan County, NY?

The Sullivan County Museum Weekend is a,

"collaborative event to encourage Sullivan County residents to engage with their history and visit cultural touchstones in the area."

Catskill Art Space, Catskill Fly Fishing Museum, D&H Canal Interpretive Center and Fort Delaware Museum are offering free admission for this event.

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The Catskill Art Space and Catskill Fly Fishing Museum are located in Livingston Manor, NY. The D&H Canal Interpretive Center is located in Summitville, NY. The Ten Mile River Scout Museum and the Fort Delaware Museum are in Narrowsburg, NY.

Frederick Cook Society, Liberty Museum & Art Center, Sullivan County Historical Society and Time and the Valleys Museum will also offer free admission July 27, 2024 through July 28, 2024.

Guests can visit Frederick Cook Society and Sullivan County Historical Society in Hurleyville, NY. The Liberty Museum & Art Center is in Liberty, NY, and the Time and the Valleys Museum is located in Grahamsville, NY.

Additional information about Sullivan County's Museum Weekend can be found with Time and the Valleys Museum.

The Time and the Valleys Museum is located in Grahamsville, NY can be reached at or (845) 985-7700.

What museum in the Hudson Valley do you enjoy visiting? What museum do you hope to visit one day? Tell us more below.

11 Highlights of Bethel Woods Last Concert of The Season

Bethel Woods Last Concert Of The Season Ended With Rod Stewart.

Rod Stewart took the stage at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on September 1, 2023. Cheap Trick opened the show for Rod Stewart.

Thousands of fans gathered on site to enjoy a warm summer night at a peaceful venue while soaking up the last concert of the season.

Rod Stewart's performance was incredible, it reminded me of a Las Vegas show. For over 2 hours, Rod Stewart sang, danced, changed outfits, chatted with the crowd and had remarkable singers, dancers and musicians also join him on stage.

Take a look at 11 highlights of the Bethel Woods last concert of the season.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

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