Top 10 Things to do in Cornwall on Hudson, United States

November 29, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Discover the best top things to do in Cornwall on Hudson, United States including Storm King Art Center, United States Military Academy Visitor Center, Boscobel House and Gardens, Dia:Beacon, Jones Farm, Motorcyclepedia Museum, West Point Museum, Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site, Hudson Beach Glass, Pride of the Hudson.
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1. Storm King Art Center

1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553-8883 +1 845-534-3115
Excellent
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4.5 based on 619 reviews

Storm King Art Center

Widely celebrated as one of the world's leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for fifty years. It is located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, where its pristine 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.

Reviewed By Joan S - Monroe

We actually went to Storm King Art Center on a cloudy/rainy day and it was an enjoyable experience. The ground are so beautiful and the massive sculptures and exhibits defies the imagination. Means of getting around the grounds are provided if walking is difficult. Make sure you spend time in the museum (especially when the sun is not shining). Make it a whole day.

2. United States Military Academy Visitor Center

2107 New South Post, West Point, NY 10996-2001 +1 845-938-2638
Excellent
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4.5 based on 608 reviews

United States Military Academy Visitor Center

The premier US military academy.

Reviewed By Sharon L - Palo Alto, California

The Visitor's Center offers a multitude of services. One can pick up reserved tickets for the Academy Tour and shop at the Gift Store. The best part of the center, though, was the exhibit featuring West Point. The explanation of the history of the Academy, a description of the 4 years that the Cadets experience, a replica of a Cadet's room, the importance of the honor code, and more.

A great visit!

3. Boscobel House and Gardens

1601 Route 9d, Garrison, NY 10524-4406 +1 845-265-3638
Excellent
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4.5 based on 316 reviews

Boscobel House and Gardens

Boscobel House and Gardens is an esteemed Historic House Museum containing one of the finest collections of decorative arts, including furniture, from the Federal period. Boscobel offers tours of the Neoclassical mansion and access to 68 acres of our grounds, featuring lush gardens and a woodland trail. Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Boscobel directly overlooks Constitution Marsh toward the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, showcasing dramatic views of the Hudson River. From mid-April through December, Boscobel hosts lively events, innovative exhibitions, talks by the world’s top design experts, and engaging programs and activities for families. Children are always welcome.

Reviewed By TravelerAtTimes - New York

We'll, we found ourselves in this area and decided to finally visit the much spoken about Boscobel that I've had on my list for years and years.

End result: Not worth the $11 PP paid for grounds only admission.
In a nutshell: if you aren't into architecture, specifically Federal, you can really give this a pass. The views onto the Hudson are great but there are many other free options for similar views ( a quick search for Hudson Valley trails will get you a nice list).

The only saving grace for the place (my reason for 3/5 rating) is the cute and informative audio or guided tours which teach you a bit about the area history, so this really depends on what you are looking for.

Need a quite secluded garden for a date or a romantic outing? Not worth it in my opinion. The gardens were sub par (your local Lowes or Homedepot has more flowers showing in the garden dept...).
The house itself could use a washing with obvious weathering and mold showing at the back exterior walls. The lawn is a hodgepodge of different grass varieties.

The front pick-nick area next to the pond has some cheap picnicking tables which were covered in sap spots - a fact we realized only after seeing the stains on our clothing ($15 for the cleaners). The fountain was not operational. Shall I go on...?

4. Dia:Beacon

3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521 +1 845-440-0100
Excellent
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4.5 based on 419 reviews

Dia:Beacon

Founded in 1974, this modern art gallery is well-known for a highly unusual, permanent display by conceptual artist Walter De Maria. De Maria's work is a massive display of a 2 foot layer of dirt!

Reviewed By PWHorstmann - Fira, Greece

This gallery has a broad collection of artwork (both large and small.) The setting allows for very large exhibits, including those best experienced from a "hands-on" point of view. One can spend an afternoon here, depending on your appreciation of the exhibits currently on display. I recommend checking to see what is being shown, before going.

5. Jones Farm

190 Angola Rd, Cornwall on Hudson, Cornwall, NY 12518-1110 +1 845-534-4445
Excellent
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4.5 based on 86 reviews

Jones Farm

Located in Cornwall New York, The Shops at Jones Farm is a destination for foodies and shoppers alike! One of the few surviving farms in the Hudson Valley, Jones Farm offers an array of homegrown fruits and vegetables. Our country store is your one stop shop for local produce, eggs, honey and gourmet foods. Our in-house bakery Grandma Phoebe's Kitchen is known in the Hudson Valley for our fresh baked goods, proudly homemade from scratch. The aroma of fresh baked cookies is known to tempt even the most discriminating visitor! In Clearwaters Gift Shop You'll find one of the finest selections of gifts, home decor, and personal accessories in the Hudson Valley. Our Frame shop offers museum quality custom framing, and our gallery is home to fine artwork, antique prints and local photography. Visit during the fall for our hay rides and during the winter for our selection of holiday treats and gifts. No matter the season The Shops at Jones Farm are sure to have something fun to see, do or eat! We Welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of Fresh & Homegrown.

Reviewed By ebrunomidili - Yorktown Heights, New York

Great overall experience at this 100+ yr old farm. Serving tasty food, try the gazpacho and delicious desserts, try the pies! Ate on the patio where there was a pizza oven and pizza made with local ingredients. Yum!

6. Motorcyclepedia Museum

250 Lake St, Newburgh, NY 12550-5262 +1 845-569-9065
Excellent
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5 based on 126 reviews

Motorcyclepedia Museum

Reviewed By joyfultraveller_10 - Mendham Township, New Jersey

We went here with friends from France who ride and have motorcycles. My husband and I only have a passing interest in such. However, we were really impressed with the extensive display of so many fantastic motorcycles. Our more experienced friends were totally wowed. There is interesting history here as well. Staff is really nice and helpful. Highly recommend!

7. West Point Museum

2110 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY 10996-2001 +1 845-938-3590
Excellent
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4.5 based on 366 reviews

West Point Museum

The mission of the West Point Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret historically significant artifacts pertaining to the United States Military Academy, United States Army and the Profession of Arms. The Museum supplements cadet academic, cultural and military instruction and provides educational programs and services for military and civilian personnel. As a public institution, the museum stimulates interest in the United States Military Academy, the United States Army and the Military profession. In addition to the main museum building in Olmsted Hall, the Museum also administers Fort Putnam which it operates seasonally. The Museum also maintains part of its collection on display on Post with the cannon collection on Trophy Point, The superintendant portraits in the Cadet Mess and artwork in many of the academic and administrative buildings. All visitors to the United States Military Academy are encouraged to tour the Museum to view what is considered to be the oldest and largest diversified public collection of miltaria in the Western Hemisphere. The Museum does not require ID to visit. ID for everyone over 16 will be needed if you plan to tour the Academy grounds. Please visit the West Point Garrision webpage for further visitor information.

Reviewed By Laszlo K - Los Angeles, California

West Point incredible history is displayed in this newly renovated museum. A must see for your kids, yourself and all history buffs

8. Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

289 Forge Hill Road, Vails Gate, NY 12584 +1 845-561-5498
Excellent
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4 based on 14 reviews

Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

Mount Ellison, the elegant country estate of New York's Ellison family, served as wartime headquarters for three of the most famous of George Washington's Generals: Henry Knox, Nathanael Greene and Horatio Gates. From Memorial Day to Labor Day tour the stone mansion and grounds including nature paths overlooking the dramatic Silver Stream gorge, site of the ruins of the Ellisons' gristmill operation. Also open for special holiday programs in December.

Reviewed By jjctraveler - Chesterfield, MO

In the SW suburbs of Newburgh (actually Vails Gate) is John Ellison’s 1754 farmhouse that was used by Major General Henry Knox. This is another interesting revolutionary war site in the Newburgh area. There is a gravel entry and small parking lot, but it does not appear to have that many visitors. I didn’t want to wait for the hourly tour, so the park ranger gave me and another couple an early tour of the house (which is not air conditioned and is VERY hot). He was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour. Be sure to walk around the house since the front and back are of different styles. Also, walk down the trail to the woods where you can see an old bridge and the foundation of the old mill. It is peaceful and beautiful.

9. Hudson Beach Glass

162 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508-2706 +1 845-440-0068
Excellent
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Hudson Beach Glass

Following in a family tradition that spans three generations, Sean Gilvey has opened Hudson Beach Glass Philadelphia, a glass studio and gallery in Old City. This unique space allows customers to view the glassblowing process as they shop. Decorative soap dishes, elegant sushi trays, beautiful drink-ware and hand-made jewelry are some of the many products available. Hours are Wed-Fri 12-7, Sat 11-7 and Sun 12-5 (Monday and Tuesday closed).

Reviewed By alibarbaraMilwaukee - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The products here are so creative, colorful, and beautiful, but the best part is the glass blowing experience and working with the artists who create the glass objects. I went with a group and we really enjoyed having a mini tour.

10. Pride of the Hudson

Front Street, Newburgh, NY 12550 +1 845-220-2120
Excellent
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4.5 based on 331 reviews

Pride of the Hudson

Your Hudson River Adventure begins at the Newburgh Landing in Newburgh, NY. Your Captain will present a narration of the sights along the River including Mt. Beacon, Bannerman Island, Storm King Mountain, Breakneck Mountain, The Catskill Aqueduct, World's End, Cold Spring, and West Point. May 1 - October. Visit our website for full schedule. A cruise through the majestic Hudson Highlands aboard the Pride of the Hudson is a unique way to celebrate any occasion. Our friendly, accommodating, and professional crew will respond to all our needs. Your guests can party in the comfort of our air-conditioned heated main salon that features huge wrap around windows. For those who prefer the open air, they can relax on our spacious sundeck topside or cozy foredeck area. Both the top and main decks have a fully stocked bar.The Pride of the Hudson is available for charter.The Pride of the Hudson is conveniently located near the NYS Thruway exit 17 and Route 84 Exit 10. Departures are from Newburgh Landing, Newburgh, NY in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

Reviewed By Connie B - Warwick, New York

The Hudson River is unbelievably beautiful when riding on the Pride of the Huson. Hearing the history of some view points, seeing them from the middle of the river makes you realize how very special the Hudson River really is. I could barely imagine how pleased Henry Hudson & his crew of the Half Moon felt as they road up the entire River to Hudson Bay. Our Wonderful crew on the Pride was friendly. The day was relaxing and picturesque. Great photo ops.

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