Born into slavery at the estate of the Livingston family, Alexander Gilson nurtured and managed the lush landscape for decades.
For 100 years the Hurst Pierrepont estate was the country retreat of a family whose patriarch was a well-known jurist of the 19th century.
If you've seen Grant Wood's classic "American Gothic" painting then you've seen a board-and-batten house, even if you didn't realize it.
It may seem a bit early to be planning your Halloween activities, but for many historic sites the season of pumpkins, ghouls and creepy fun means special programs that sell out quickly.
Twenty-one years ago its once grand porches were piled with garbage, plywood closed up the gracefully proportioned windows and the once welcoming veranda was stripped of its ornament.
Newburgh, perched on a scenic spot along the western banks of the Hudson River, is a must see for 19th century architecture buffs.
Despite its architectural significance, the early 19th century Dutch Reformed Church has been vacant and deteriorating for decades as the community and preservationists have struggled to come up with a plan to save the masterwork.
In the midst of the natural wonders of Prospect Park is a reminder of the country estates that dotted the Brooklyn landscape in the 19th century.
In the mood for an upstate adventure that captures the traditions of the season? It isn't too late to squeeze in a trip to one of the historic sites that are bedecked for the holidays.
Prospect Park's mid-19th century mansion, Litchfield Villa, has an unusual architectural detail on its porch.