We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Crailo State Historic Site

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 9 1/2 Riverside Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone Number: 518-463-8738
Improve this listing
Description: Museum detailing Hudson Valley Dutch lifestyles.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 13 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Interesting History of Dutch in NY

Our tour guide gave us an insight into the home and Dutch history which we enjoyed immensely. We learned that it is called Fort Crailo because local inhabitants would gather there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2014
johnNeptune_Nj
,
Neptune, Nj
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I took some exchange students here for the festival last year. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. Very informative tours.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rensselaer
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I think it is a great place for children to see as well as adults. Nice family day. They have some nice tiles for sale and other items. Call ahead of time. They use to do a tour and a meal

Was this review helpful? Yes
NYC
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great old house but they don't know much about the actual building which is the part I like the best. There was lots of info about early history of the area but not much history about the actual family who lived there. The house had exhibits in most rooms which the guide narrated. I would have preferred to read... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Delmar, New York
Level Contributor
130 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I was very impressed by the outside of the building and how well it was maintained, and then I got inside. The carpets were filthy and need to be replaced. There are only two period rooms which were not very well done. Most of the building is exhibits that the tour guide narrates. Our guide was very animated but often... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Killingworth, Connecticut
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Approaching the front door of Crailo, a sign on the closed door said to ring the bell. We did, twice. When a young woman finally came to the door she almost scolded us for being late for a tour, one that started ten minutes previously. The tourism information we had did not say there were tours. We joined the tour,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Largo, Florida
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I got a "private" tour as the only guest on a Saturday afternon and the tour guide really knew her history. The tour lasted over an hour and a half and covered the history of the Rensselaers as well as the Dutch and British colonial period. Very informative and a nice location for a picnic just off the river

Was this review helpful? Yes
Neptune, Nj
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our tour guide gave us an insight into the home and Dutch history which we enjoyed immensely. We learned that it is called Fort Crailo because local inhabitants would gather there when under attack; there are musket slots for defense. But don't look for a fort, which we did. We also learned about some of the Dutch customs. Our tour... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ossining, New York
Level Contributor
87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

A wonderful place to see a well preserved piece of American history. Apparently, it shows a unique part of the Dutch historical significance in the early settlement of the United States that has mostly been torn down for new construction hundreds of years ago. Mighty nifty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Level Contributor
42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is a fantastic little museum about colonial Dutch history in New York State. We visited on a Sunday afternoon (there is no parking lot, but we were able to park on the street right in front) and received a wonderful personal tour from James (well, just because we were the only ones that showed up that hour). He showed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rensselaer NY
Level Contributor
67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

If you are interested in the early colonial history of NYS, you will enjoy this museum. Come during nice weather and you can go to the little park on the river, which is across the street.They also host some fun outdoor events. The museum staff came to my Kindergarten classroom recently to teach about colonial life in New Netherlands and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Crailo State Historic Site also viewed

 

Been to Crailo State Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Crailo State Historic Site and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Crailo State Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?