The house was built by Frederick Church and family way back in early 1900's. His design for the house, how he built on to it his art work and some others, that show first of all, the views of the Hudson Valley from ATOP the mountain is great. TAKE PICTURES (no flash inside). The items inside the house are 90+ % ORIGINAL! This is a NY State Historic site. If it is a nice day do the riding tour of the 300 acres. Rainy stay with the house. Reserve ahead of time. The tours are limited and book up. Home tour about 75 min. If can, do the tour starting in May thru October. Then 2 floors open 7 days a week. Rest of year on 1st floor open and only on weekends.