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The Minuteman Statue at the Washington Headquarters State Historic Site

Washington Headquarters State Historic Site: 9 Photos to Inspire a Visit

Since visiting the Washington Headquarters State Historic Site, I’ve come to the conclusion that this treasure in Newburgh, NY should not be missed. It’s not over-the-top kinda fun, but the type of outing that will inspire and educate. And the views from the Headquarters cannot be beat. So for now, let’s get into taking a …

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One of the majestic Vanderbilt Homes

Vanderbilt Mansion: One of 5 Vanderbilt Homes you Can Visit from the outside

Planning a day trip or drive in the Hudson Valley? Looking for somewhere you can take a walk without the crowds of other locations? The Hudson Valley has one of the majestic Vanderbilt Homes right in its back yard. Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, NY (Dutchess County) is a quick drive North from the Mid-Hudson …

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Chagall Stained Glass

Chagall Stained Glass & A Matisse Window in Westchester Co.: An Artistic Treasure

Would you think that behind these doors sits works of art so profound that visitors flock from all over to admire them? Union Church of Pocantico Hills looks like a beautiful, modest church from the outside. The Chagall stained glass and Matisse window are what dreams are made of.   Inside Union Church, one can …

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Entrance to West Point Visitors Center and West Point Museum

How to Make the Most of your Visit to the West Point Military Museum

When you mention ‘West Point’ to someone you know, what do they automatically think about? The United States Military Academy is what most people say., right?! But what if I told you that West Point, NY is also home to a Military Museum. This museum is not only FREE to the public but filled with …

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Entrance to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor: Where We Honor the Courageousness of Our Military

Amongst the local businesses and residences of New Windsor, NY sits a prominent fixture of military history. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is the National Registry for recipients of the prestigious Purple Heart. But it is more than just a database facility or place to store this important information. This is also a …

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Chuang Yen Monastery

Chuang Yen Monastery: A Place for Tranquility and Inspiration

Did you know that the largest indoor statue of Buddha in the Western Hemisphere is located right here in the Hudson Valley?…and I got to see it! It’s true!!!! Chuang Yen Monastery and the Buddhist Association of the United States is located in Putnam County. In fact, the statue of Buddha and the Buddhist Temple are …

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