Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers: Hours, Address, Hudson River Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Hudson River Museum
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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136 reviews
Very good

Hopkinsville, KY2,433 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
While my photos focus on the African American artist exhibit, this small museum has a lot to offer. Not only did they put on an EXCELLENT collection of African American/black art, but they had multiple other styles of art as well. Additionally, they have a planetarium, a tour of a classic house, and a section on the ecology of the Hudson River.

Please note some of these were closed due to the pandemic.

Ticket for an adult is only 8 dollars and there’s on site parking, so I would say definitely worth it!
Written January 14, 2022
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New York City, NY54 contributions
Jan 2021
Visited this museum in early January and it was great! They had a number of excellent exhibits, all of which were of decent size and quite interesting. They have directional markers set up and capacity is limited but it was done in a way to make you feel comfortable and still welcome. I was also lucky enough to get a spot on one of their Glenview Mansion tours which are limited to 6 people to ensure social distancing. The tour is limited to 6 rooms on the ground floor but during the holidays the rooms are all beautifully decorated and the guide was extremely informative. It is very accessible from the city as walking distance from the Metro North Glenwood station. I highly recommend this museum with attached historic home.
Written January 4, 2021
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Jonathan Chan
New York City, NY178 contributions
Apr 2021
A small, local museum along the Hudson River that shares the history of the towns and villages in this area. There is a planetarium and historic home as well as well as a exhibit on the river ecology of the Hudson, but those were unfortunately closed the weekend I visited because of the pandemic. The front desk staff were very welcoming and gave a great overview of the museum and where to start.
Written April 4, 2021
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Atlanta, GA876 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Unbelievable exhibit by Maya. This Museum is a diamond in the rough. I'm sure it's a great site during the summer; located right off the Hudson River.
Written January 12, 2019
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Yonkers, NY27 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
The Hudson River museum is ideal for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon outing The museum features a permanent collection of historical Hudson Valley paintings and RiverRama, an ecological multimedia study of the Hudson River. Every several months there are special exhibits. The current special exhibit is about peacocks in art and fashion and well worth seeing. The museum has a calendar of activities for children, concerts for adults and programs for seniors.
Take a step back in time and visit the Glenview Mansion and its magnificent doll house all beautifully decorated for the Christmas season in Victorian splendor. Take a step forward and see the recently renovated Planetarium and the newly created moon show. The Planetarium features programs for both adults and children and is a wonderful place for children to learn about stars, planets, and space travel.

The bookstore and gift shop have reasonably priced items for all ages and some beautiful jewelry. The entrance fees for the Museum and Planetarium are very reasonable making this an affordable family outing. Situated on the Hudson River with free parking, handicapped accessibility and beautiful views of the river and the Palisades, this is a great place that you will want to visit time and time again.
Written December 10, 2014
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Hyannis, MA36 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
While this museum is technically open to the public, the entire art collection is closed for renovation. Nowhere on their website, nor on the telephone, do they bother to disclose this minor piece of information. Do Not Go. It is a complete waste of time.
Written September 2, 2013
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Ipoh, Malaysia52 contributions
May 2013 • Family
Yonkers is about an hour's drive from Manhattan. We decided to visit the Hudson River Museum on 11th May 2013 because we were told the exhibition of the collection of the Panorama and Hudson River school of paintings would come to an end in a week or two. After all the excitement in the Big Apple, anyone should welcome serenity and tranquility that the Museum could provide.

The collection of 56 paintings, painted by such famous painters as Thomas Cole and J. Constable, exhibited on the middle level gallery of this modern but small museum, were on loan from other museums and private individuals. The priceless original masterpieces were heavily guarded by no less than 3 guards and closed circuit TV. The Hudson Riverama, a teaching gallery which explored the habitats, geography, creatures and culture of the Hudson River was also exhibited on the middle level, in a room facing the vast Hudson River some 30 feet below.

Permanent collection of paintings of Hudson River Museum itself, depicting the scenery, time and life of the people in the neighborhood of the Hudson River in the 17th and 18th century, were exhibited on the ground floor. The museum also owns a small collection of other sculptures, portraits and photographs.

Visitors should avail themselves the opportunity to visit the Glenview House, which was connected to the Museum by a corridor. The building was on the list of the National Site of Historic Places in the US.

Coming to Yonkers, a visitor would be rewarded by the magnificent view of the George Washington Bridge, be awe-struck by the Hudson, which looked more like a sea than a river, and learned about the meaning of the word palisade.
Written May 16, 2013
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Cortlandt Manor, NY85 contributions
The Hudson is arguably the country's most important waterway. British and Colonial troops fought for possession of the river during the Revolution. It served as the main avenue of commerce during the 1800s. The Hudson has been called the most beautiful waterway in the nation, rivaling the Norwegian fjords. It and the associated Erie Canal made New York the great city that it is. The Hudson River Museum recounts its history. Every New Yorker should visit the museum to gain an appreciation of this natural wonder.
Written November 20, 2012
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New York33 contributions
Nov 2011 • Family
The HRM is a wonderful surprise and under appreciated in my opinion. It may not be in a fancy neighborhood but it provides all you need for a simple local art museum with class. With young children its an easy visit in Westchester and won't take more than a couple of hours to get through. Perfect for introducing young children to art or for seniors who don't want too much walking around in big museums.

Art Museum, Art education center, Planterium, Hudson River Environmental Center and an oddly placed restored Victorian House that during holidays is decorated in the Victorian period. (apparently the house was on this site first. They did not raze it but restored it.)

The music shows during the week that stay true to a museum in showcasing talent that highlights a particular culture or sound make this community oriented. Check the website for upcoming shows.

It is truly a wonderful art museum with NYC style trained curators who put together shows representing national and international names - some artists from the Hudson Valley. The gallery is distinct with two separate floors. While we were there the top floor had a more classic art representation with Oils from pre-1950s of New York and the Hudson River Valley...then down stairs a more modern collection - We saw Andrew Wyeths and other notable artists.

The shows change every so many months and have specific themes that provide educational elements for youngsters to try their hand at the art they have just seen in the adjacent education building with its own art room. This is primarily on weekends.

Wheelchair accessible with ramps and elevators and an easily navigated parking lot. Memberships are inexpensive and worth the investment if attending more than a day or two.

Check out the website at for upcoming events.
Written May 17, 2012
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Franklin Square, NY311 contributions
Oct 2020
The exhibit was marvelous. It was a womens' exhibit. Great variety, curated wonder-
This is a museum to come back to when we no longer have a Pandemic.
The setting is awesome. It overlooks the Hudson.
Written December 17, 2020
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