Magnificent manor house built by the Vanderbilt family, with stunning gardens and exhibits. Guided tours available inside or just wander the grounds and gardens. Plan at least a full day to get the most out of your admission fee.
Home of eight generations of the Boal family for over 200 years with the original furnishings. A centuries-old chapel of the Columbus family imported from Spain in 1909 containing the Admiral’s Desk of Christopher Columbus, fine European art.
The fort depicts the 18th century conflicts between France and Britain, and the later struggle between two great empires — America and Britain – for North American supremacy. Ruins of a star-shaped fort plus artifacts & exhibits. Download app for guided tour.
Historic fort and living museum. On May 10, 1775, Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, and the Green Mountain Boys crossed Lake Champlain from Vermont and at dawn surprised and captured the sleeping garrison. This was the first American victory of the Revolutionary War.
This place is hard to categorize. Built on and around the site of an old gold mine, it’s an eclectic collection of … stuff. If you like old trucks, machinery, and hand tools, arrayed throughout a compound of old and rebuilt barns and other building on a desert hillside, this is your place. Definitely an interesting stop with lots of unexpected things to find around every corner. Plan for a couple hours, minimum.
Privately owned acreage within the state park lands. There is a hefty per-person admission fee to drive your own vehicle in, which grants you access to the summit, rugged hiking trails up on the ridge, a swinging bridge, a museum and a wildlife habitat center.
One of the largest private collection of medieval armor and artifacts in New England. Located right on the coast with wonderful view of the ocean below. They do a self guided tour so you are free to roam the property and the castle itself.
In the beautiful green mountains of VT is the home of Abraham Lincoln’s only son that survived to be an adult. The guided tour really explains life in this mansion back in the early 20th century. The surrounding grounds are truly remarkable and very beautiful.
Situated along the “Extraterrestrial Highway in southern Nevada, this is THE desert alien conspiracy waystation, located on the edge of Nellis Air Force Range – alleged location of Area 51 . Very fun stop, with all sorts of kitchy alien-themed paraphrenalia, news clippings, and articles posted all over the walls. They serve pretty darn good diner food – the pie is superb!
Great look into the way things used to be. There are a few attractions scattered around the property that are worth seeing, including Martha’s Chapel, the old Schoolhouse, and the nearby picturesque Grist Mill, which iis just down the street and has its own parking area.
One of the most photographed spots on the parkway. There is an interpretive trail with exhibits about Appalachian life. On Sundays there are often informal music gatherings. Weekend exhibits are not uncommon. If you get a chance, go visit the Meadows of Dan, at milepost 177.7. Very sweet little town.
This is one of Vermont’s best kept secrets and a very cool place. Americana is exhibited in 39 buildings and includes an outdoor history collection with many relocated items: a lighthouse, a steam locomotive, a covered bridge, an operating vintage carousel and the huge steamboat Ticonderoga. Their website does not convey just how terrific this place is. To do it justice plan on 4 hours however, you could easily spend a day.
Exhibits many different wild animals, including river otters, mountain lions, bobcats, deer, bears, birds, foxes, and skunks. Most are orphaned, injured, or otherwise unable to survive in the wild. Hiking and lake cruises also available.
Trek superfan James Cawley began the process of rebuilding the sets just as they would have been seen 50 years ago when the series was being filmed, a 14 year journey has culminated in the most accurate rebuild of the original sets, and is now open and welcoming STAR TREK fans from all over the world!
One of the last major Revolutionary War battles in the northeastern colonies occurred on this dramatic peninsula, which rises high over the Hudson River. There is about a quarter mile hike up a steep but paved driveway from the parking lot to the museum, then a nice foot path with interpretive signage and great views of the river.
The Stony Point Lighthouse, built in 1826, is the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River.
Great sculpture park. Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the 500 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, and fields of native grasses and wildflowers provide the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.
An out of the ordinary museum built on the site of a former marble quarry. At the worlds largest marble museum see marble art in a studio & gallery and learn how calcium carbonate (powdered marble) is used in a variety of products from chewing gum to toothpaste. Gift shop. A 90 minute stay is about right.
Many items in the collection have been presented over the past 140 years by the individuals who used them. Cadet guided tours are offered daily (dependent on cadet availability) at 12:00 noon departing from the lobby