For those who tour the world, or even just New York City, this is a very small, seemingly insignificant museum. But Putnam County is an area full of interesting history from the Revolutionary War onward. Every year this museum features some aspects of this history with excellent exhibits. It also features occasional lectures or presentations. The little bookstore has local history publications.
A visit here should be coupled with a walking tour around Cold Spring, and a stop down the hill at the West Point Foundry (which played a pivotal role in the Civil War.) It is only open limited hours and not all year so its best to call before stopping in. For those coming from the train, walk all the way up Main Street to the light, turn right, and walk about two blocks. Its on Chestnut Street which is a side street off of route 9D, by the senior housing, just after the commercial strip. If you are driving, there is parking on the street. The musuem is on one level so its very accessible.
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