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Van Wyck Homestead Museum

Routes 9 & 84, Fishkill, NY 12524
845-896-9560
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Fishkill
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Description: Dutch Colonial home used as officers' headquarters during the Revolutionary War.
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English first
East Fishkill, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The women who gave the tour of the house were informative, interesting and ready to answer any questions. It isn't always open, we lucked up on a Girl Scout troup that gad an event there that day.

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yorktown heights
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

very interesting.Small house but the tour was very informative. The women who were the guides were very friendly and enthusiastic

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Small site but worth the visit. Staff were great and seemed to be passionate about this piece of history in the Revolutionary War.

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fishkill, ny
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50 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The site is small but the building is well-kept and interesting to view from especially a historical perspective.

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Westchester, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Very educational. There is an unmarked revolutionary war cemetary just up the road which this historical society is trying to revitalize and research the hundreds of soldiers who are buried there in unmarked graves. They have annual reenactments with food and costumed actors that share the history and significance of this pivotle encampment. A must see and have a meal... More

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I happened upon Van Wyck while visiting Mandeville House (Garrison, NY) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandeville_House and attempting to stop by Madame Brett Homestead (Beacon, NY). The Van Wyck Homestead Museum is an attractive well kept 18th Century American Colonial that has its significance arising from its architecture and role during the American Revolution. Many famous folks from the American Revolution (Washington, Lafayette, John... More

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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196 reviews 196 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I like the local history, so visiting here is part of the area historical ties to the American revolution. You have to be into it more than the "big" places, the West Points, and Saratoga. But if you are a local, or deep on the subject this reveolutionary war homestead, which was part of a major military encampment is worth... More

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Manhattan, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Lots of history in this small, well preserved colonial house. Wonderfull staff members on site. A must see if you are visiting the area.

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new york
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I go every year for the craft fair. The people are friendly. If you're in the area it's worth a quick visit for the historical information.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I love history, and so do the caretakers of the Van Wyck Homestead Museum. I did not know about this museum until I happened to drive by it. This building is full of really fascinating history and was saved from demolition by some very dedicated people. It is pretty unbelievable to me that this was even at risk of being... More

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